Sloppy St. Al loses to ACCS

Published 1:11 am Saturday, September 26, 2015

It was homecoming night for the St. Aloysius Flashes and it will be one the players and students won’t forget, no matter how hard they try.

St. Al committed six turnovers, three of which were returned for touchdowns, and lost 42-0 Friday night to Adams County Christian School.

The Flashes (1-5) were down 28 points at halftime after a failed field goal attempt signaled an early end to their special night.

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“I think the kids played hard and everybody’s frustrated,” Smithhart said. “We just can’t have that many turnovers especially against a great football team like that. I’m proud of the kids and the way they played.”

While the score dictates an overwhelming victory for ACCS (6-0), the game was riddled with miscues and turnovers from both teams.

Adams County twice turned the ball over on downs and lost fumbles. It also had five penalties for 70 yards.

“We made some miscues early in the game but I thought they outplayed us,” said Rebels coach David King. “We have a pretty good football team but they kept us off guard and they had a very good game plan.”

King said St. Al thoroughly outplayed the Rebels in the first half. His team wasn’t picking up on the zone-read and King called Flashes lineman Ben Brown a stud on the offense. He added that Smithhart had his team ready to play, despite missing a few key players.

Defensively, the Rebels held the Flashes to under 100 total yards and recorded 371 total yards of their own on offense.

“We got a couple of quick scores off some turnovers that kind of helped us get ahead but it was a lot closer ballgame than the score was,” King said. “We gave up some yardage because of what they were doing was pretty good stuff, but they were able to make third-down plays.”

The Rebels cost themselves a touchdown in the second quarter. Quarterback Carlos Woods moved the ball from the Flashes’ 44-yard line down to the own eight. Samuel Butler rushed the remaining eight yards to find the end zone, but a holding penalty negated the touchdown.

The Rebels also were called for illegal procedure, moving the ball back to their own 22-yard line. The drive ended on downs.

“We just got to go back and just get a little bit more fundamentally sound,” King said.