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ACCS readies to travel to face Jackson Prep

By Patrick Murphy

The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ – It’s a David vs. Goliath type of game. Adams County Christian School Rebels have 22 players on their roster while Jackson Preparatory School Patriots have 66 players on their roster. The Rebels will travel to the Patriots.

The Rebels come into this game with a 3-0 overall record and first place in the MAIS District 3 Class 5A standings by overall record. The Patriots are 2-1 and second in MAIS Dist. 1 Class 6A standings by overall record. Head coach David King said the Patriots are going to be very good, they’re talented and well coached.

“It’s a supreme program and we’re honored to play them,” King said. “We got nothing to lose and I know this: my boys will never be intimidated by anybody. That’s what I know. This coaching staff and the team we have, we’re gonna play anybody.”

At practices this week, King has said he has mainly focused on offense and special teams. King said the Rebels’ special teams are better this year than they were last year.

“This year, we have been outstanding at special teams,” King said. “We have worked very hard at it. We have always taken pride in our special teams. This year, we have a really good group of special teams players.”

In last week’s game against Clinton Christian Academy, Yohan Thompson, the kicker, was five for six on PATs. Thompson said his PATs were pretty solid.

“I made five out of six and for me, that’s pretty good,” Thompson said. “My form could be better, but I’m gonna start working on that. I need to get my technique better as well.”

Another player to watch is middle linebacker and running back Rhett McDonald. McDonald scored two touchdowns and ran for 15 yards. At practices this week, McDonald said he has been working on both offense and defense.

“I have really been watching film and recognizing their offensive formations,” McDonald said. “I’m getting the defense ready to recognize everything. I have been working on getting handoffs better, reading my blocks and getting more yards.”

Going into this game, King said he doesn’t want his team to be intimidated by Jackson Prep. In the past two games, the Patriots have outscored their opponents by 75-19.

“Jackson Prep wins most of their games before they ever start the game, because other teams are intimidated,” King said. “They may beat us 50-0. But there wouldn’t be anybody on our bus intimidated to play anybody.”

The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Jackson Preparatory School.

Here are TONIGHT’S GAMES

that ALL BEGIN AT 7:

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Peabody at Delta Charter

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LaSalle at Sicily Island

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