Balanced offensive attack takes ACCS past BA in MAIS opener
Published 11:31 am Saturday, August 21, 2021
The Adams County Christian School Rebels were able to run and pass the ball with equal success Friday against Brookhaven Academy in Natchez.
228 passing yards and three scores from freshman quarterback Coleman Carter and 107 rushing yards from sophomore running back JJ Claiborne helped push ACCS to a 46-21 win in the MAIS opener for both schools.
The offensive line of ACCS is the strength of the team and Friday they helped their unit gain 638 yards of combined total offense.
ACCS led 7-0 after one quarter and 26-0 at halftime.
That same big group of linemen that makes way for the Rebels on the offensive side of the ball turn around and also made a big impact defensively for ACCS head coach David King as well.
BA was limited to 127 yards rushing on 22 carries while senior quarterback Tyler Fortenberry went 10-of-20 passing with 93 yards for first year head coach Anthony Hart.
Fortenberry got BA on the board with 8:54 remaining in the third quarter when he scored on a 13-yard run.
Later in the quarter the Cougars got another TD when Trevor Fortenberry returned a kickoff 70-yards for a score.
The final BA touchdown of the night was a 5-yard touchdown pass from Rayce Stewart to Logan Alexander.
Senior kicker Corey Case went 3-of-3 on PAT kick attempts for BA. Trevor Fortenberry was the lead receiver with four catches for 53 yards. Alexander caught three passes for 24 yards, senior Trenton Tarver caught three balls for 18 yards and Case caught one pass for six yads.
Tyler Fortenberry was the leader on the ground for the Cougars as he carried the ball nine times for 67 yards. Senior John Rivers Brown carried the ball eight times for 26 yards. Stewart picked up 17 yards on one carry while Braden Revere rushed four times for 17 yards.
Tarver led the BA offense with six tackles. Stewart made 5.5 tackles and recovered a pair of fumbles. Trevor Fortenberry made five tackles and Easton Boyte had 3.5 stops for the Cougars.
In other area MAIS football action, Copiah Academy beat Madison-St. Joe 34-19 while Oak Forest Academy shutout Parklane Academy 35-0.
Brookhaven Academy will be on R.M. “Red” Stuart Field for their home opener this week against Central Holmes Academy. Central Holmes is 0-1 after losing 18-0 to Clinton Christian Academy Friday night.