ACCS wins over Lee Academy in first round of playoffs, 35-8

Published 2:05 am Saturday, October 28, 2017

Adams County Christian School quarterback Jacob McDaniel had two total touchdowns and DyKevis Ford rushed for 100 yards as the Rebels defeated the Lee (Miss.) Academy Colts 35-8 Friday night in the first round of the MAIS Class AAA State Playoffs.

Number three seed ACCS (10-1) scored 21 points in the first quarter thanks to the duo of McDaniel and Mj Thornburg. McDaniel scored on a five-yard run at the 9-minute mark, then Thornburg scored on a 43-yard run with 5:51 to go.

McDaniel hooked up with Thornburg on a 35-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left in the opening quarter. Cris Thompson was good on all three of his extra points to give the Rebels a 21-0 advantage.

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On a night when the field was messy and the rain was pouring down, that was all the scoring the Rebels needed. But they weren’t done yet. Ford scored on a 58-yard run with 10:50 remaining in the third quarter. He finished with 102 yards on seven carries. D.J. Stampley added a 20-yard TD run with 19 seconds to go in the quarter to put ACCS up 35-0.

Lee Academy (5-6), the No. 14 seed, finally got on the scoreboard with 6:32 left in the fourth quarter on Jacob Branch’s 47-yard scoring run. Seth Campbell ran in for the 2-point conversion.

Defensively, McDaniel and Yohan Thompson led the Rebels with eight tackles each while Cris Thompson had seven tackles. Yohan Thompson also had a fumble recovery.

ACCS will take on the winner of the Central Private School/Heritage Academy game at 7 p.m. Friday in a quarterfinals match-up.