Ben’s Ford Christian School looks to rebound from last week’s loss

Published 9:22 am Friday, August 26, 2016

Ben’s Ford Christian School attempts to get its record back to even tonight, as the Eagles play their home opener of the 2016 season against Amite School Center.

Last week, Ben’s Ford lost the first game of the season, 42-0, to Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

When talking about the game Monday, Ben’s Ford coach Robert N. Cook said his team did a good job against the run, but had trouble against the deep ball.

“They’re going to want to run the ball from what we can tell. I think that’s to our favor. Right now, if I’m that coach, I’m thinking to myself that I can pass the ball,” Cook said. “After talking to my guys and us coaching up our guys, I don’t think that’s going to be a problem. We had some missed assignments. That has been corrected and we’ve made some adjustments.”

Cook said it should be a good ballgame and that it could come down to the final possession.

Offensively, Cook said the Eagles need to stay with their blocks.

“When we can do that, we’ll see a vast improvement on offense,” Cook said.

Jeremiah Slocum gets the start at quarterback and Cook said that Tyler Winstead will also see time at signal caller.

The teams met last year with Amite School Center winning, 64-24.

Amite School Center also comes in with an 0-1 record after falling to Centreville Academy, 27-6.

“Last week was a pretty hard fight,” Amite School Center first-year head coach Scott Carnegie said. “The score didn’t really show the how the game went. It was 14-6 at halftime. We had two drives inside of Centreville’s 15 (in the second half), but we fumbled twice. I was proud of my team.”

Amite runs a dual quarterback system with Davin Booty and Luke Morris.

Booty had about 100 all-purpose yards and a touchdown, which was about 15 yards.

Morris had about 45 yards rushing.

“Davin runs the football super hard,” Carnegie said. “If you watched him last year, he ran it about 70 percent of the time. He’ll play tailback some too. Luke is a good athlete.”

The running backs are McCain Carnegie and Conner Hartzog. Tyler Johnston is a running back/wide receiver.

Blaine Milton is the fullback.

The rest of the receivers are Jake Haygood and Brady Milton.

Defensively, coach Carnegie said his top players are nose guard Cody Williams, linebacker Brady Milton, safety/linebacker Booty and cornerback Blaine Milton.