ACCS Rebels shut out Columbia 17-0

Published 12:04 am Saturday, August 31, 2019

COLUMBIA — For the second straight week, Adams County Christian School pitched a shutout as the Rebels defeated the Columbia Academy Cougars 17-0 Friday night.

While ACCS’s defense kept Columbia Academy off the scoreboard, its special teams provided the opening points of the game with a safety on a blocked punt that went into the end zone to give the Rebels a 2-0 lead with 6:59 to go in the second quarter.

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Claven Dunbar scored on a 7-yard run at the 2:51 mark of the second quarter and Yohan Thompson’s extra point gave ACCS a 9-0 lead that the visitors took into halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter of this defensive-minded game, the Rebels put the game away on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Cory Sewell to Thompson with 11:55 to go in the fourth quarter. Then the Rebels faked an extra point and Thompson rumbled in for the 2-point conversion and a 17-0 lead.

Columbia Academy was held to just six first downs and 107 yards of total offense. The Cougars ended up punting eight times and had two punts blocked, the second one by Wes Stockstill.

Sewell had 15 carries for 52 yards while completing all three of his passes for 44 yards and one touchdown. Dunbar finished with 53 yards on 12 carries while Rhett McDonald picked up some key first downs on the ground. Thompson had three catches for 36 yards.

ACCS (2-0) hosts Clinton Christian Academy Friday at 7 p.m.