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Central Private Wins District Game against ACCS, 16-0

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Photos by Selser Photography

    The Central Private Rebels (now 3-4 overall) brought home a win against district opponent Adams County Christian School, also the Rebels.  The (CP) Rebel defense gave up nothing against Adams County at the game in Natchez, and things are looking up for Central Private football as the team prepares for their last few games of the season with a strong district record.

    Pictured below: #4 Zach LeBlanc presses forward through the Adams County defense.  Bottom: Joey Harris, Morgan Miley, and Trevor Shepherd take down an ACCS player.  Photos by Selser Photography.

    The Rebels hope to grab a repeat win this Friday against Wilkinson County Christian School at the game in Woodville, Mississippi at 7 p.m.  Look for Central Private at home two weeks later in their last regular season game against Centreville Academy on October 29th.

GAME WRITEUP FROM PATRICK TATE:

The Central Private Rebels returned to the winning column on Friday night in a battle of Rebels in Natchez, Mississippi as they took on the Adams County Christian School (ACCS) Rebels in a clash of district unbeatens.  The CPS Rebels welcomed back senior linebacker Chuck Conrad as he joined with senior Joey Harris and junior Morgan Miley to spear head the shut out of  ACCS 16-0.  Defensive coordinator Brian Smith attributed the performance to," playing every play like it was the last play.  We played an excellent game and the seniors really stepped it up."  Conrad returning from a one week hiatus after suffering a concussion said," Everything was working on all cylinders.  Joey Harris did a good job and Basham really pulled his weight. It felt great to be back."

After exchanging punts to begin the game, CPS went on an 11-play 73-yard scoring drive.  The drive was fueled by the running of Zach LeBlanc who had 7-carries for 51-yards on the drive.  It was LeBlanc's busiest night of the year carrying the football and he explained that it was because," I came hard at practice all week.  After the upset loss to Bowling Green last week we came together and played well tonight."  Troy Lowe also added 18 rushing yards on the drive.  Ryan Bowman finished the drive dashing in from 5-yards out following the blocking of Chuck Conrad and Brennon West who moved from tackle to fullback on the play as CPS switched to the power I formation.  Trevor Shepherd added the 2-pt PAT out of the same formation.  West who lived every lineman's dream by  lining up in the backfield called it,"an awesome new experience."
Central Private would score the only other points on the night with :14 remaining before halftime when QB Seth Stevens found WR Lance Wicker in the endzone from 9 yards away.  Wicker said,"It was a fade route to the outside and Seth just threw it up.  It was right there."  Shepherd again added the 2-pt PAT for the 16-0 lead. 

The CPS defense dominated the second half allowing ACCS just 4 first downs for the game and allowed the ACCS offense to only get with in 29 yards of the CP goal line once on the entire evening.  With 7:17 left in the ball game Coach Mike Longmire turned the ball over to his offense and asked them to run out the clock.  Keeping the ball on the ground and following the ground hog offensive line of Daniel Holloway, Brennon Sullivan, Rhett Seguin, Terrell Stubbs, and Sy Tate, Central Private played keep away.  The running of LeBlanc, Lowe, Shepherd, and Bowman gained 4-first downs and gained 45 yards as CP iced the game to move to 2-0 in district play.

ACCS last desperate drive was put to an end with a sack of the ACCS quarterback by senior Taylor Fletcher.  CPS quarterback Luke Fryoux continued to improve going 5-6 on the night for 90 yards.  Fryoux said that he is," getting better with experience and that the support of the team gives him confidence."

Coach Mike Longmire called it," a complete game.  We controlled the football.  I am proud of our guys, they keep battling and they came together as a group."

The Rebels return to action on Friday night as they travel to Wilkinson County Christian School for a district tilt.  Coach Longmire reminded the boys that they are playing for the playoffs and a chance to play for the district championship with a win.

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