ACA Destroys Wilcox Central 41-0
The American Christian Academy Patriots destroyed the Wilcox Central Jaguars 41-0 on Friday night in Tuscaloosa at ACA. The win moved the Patriots to 6-1 on the season, and continued a difficult season for Wilcox Central, pushing the Jaguars to 0-8 on the season.
With ACA up 41-0 at halftime and Wilcox having travelled two hours north for the game from Camden, Alabama, the second half was played with eight minute quarters and a running clock after it was agreed upon by coaches from both teams.
With all of the starters coming out for the second half for the Patriots, it was an extremely busy first half for them. None more than Sawyer Deerman, who as always, did it all for ACA. Deerman threw for 178 passing yards and three touchdowns to go along with 26 rushing yards. Deerman even ran a few routes, with backup quarterback Ethan Boyd connecting with Deerman for a 21-yard gain.
The Patriots lead man in the backfield was again Christian Davis, who finished with 45 rushing yards and a touchdown to go along with a 52-yard receiving touchdown on a screen pass from Deerman.
Early in the game while it was still in reach, Deerman spun away from a sack and rolled out, finding Carson Sute in the corner of the end zone who made a phenomenal grab for his first career touchdown, putting ACA up 13-0.
Defensive standout Chance Henderson had a nice day receiving as well, recording 52 yards and a touchdown. Running back Ty Flowers recorded 22 receiving yards to go along with a rushing touchdown late in the second quarter.
Next week, ACA will take on Dallas County in a game that Dallas County was supposed to host, but will now be played at ACA due to an issue with the lighting system at their stadium.
"We have such a great atmosphere out here and incredible support here in front of our home crowd, so any time we get to come out here and play in front of the fans it's always a good time," said head coach Cody Martin when asked about what it would mean to get to play an extra home game.
With only three games remaining, ACA will look to tighten things up before attempting to make a run to Birmingham, something they have fallen short of the last several years.