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ACCS resumes football practices

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School football team began practices on Monday and returning players said they were excited to play again.

Adams County was the first out of the six Miss-Lou football teams to begin spring football practice after being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At practice on Monday, approximately 30 players participated in a variety of drills, including throwing drills, foot drills and running different plays.

Matthew Freeman, coach of wide receivers and quarterbacks, said he observed that everyone appeared to be happy to be back on the field.

“Everyone was upbeat, excited to be out of the house and interacting with their friends again,” Freeman said. “I could tell everyone was energetic.”

Jacorian Sewell and Claven Dunbar participated in the foot drills, led by Coach Shane Daugherty. Sewell said practice was hard but worth it.

“I was happy to finally get out of the house and start working and getting ready for the season,” Sewell said.

Claven Dunbar also participated in the foot drills with Sewell. Dunbar said it wore him out and he knows the practices are going to pay off in the end.

VJ Knight and Tripp Cotten participated in some of the quarterback drills. Knight said Cotten and him threw the ball well.

“We need to work a little bit more and get better over the summer,” Knight said. “Then, it’s going to be a good year.”

Decobus Jackson participated in the wide receiver drills, led by Coach Freeman. Jackson said returning to practice was a good thing for the team.

The Rebels practice from 5-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at ACCS.