By Fran Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Aucilla Christian Academy junior varsity Warriors football team faced off against Valwood, Thursday, September 8 and Aucilla walloped their opponent for a 27-6 victory to now stand 2-0 on the season. Thus far, ACA has played two games and won both, within those two games the Warriors collected a whopping 53 points and only allowed the opponents to score six points altogether.
Aucilla lost the toss and kicked to Valwood but quickly took over with Nick Roberts returning an interception for a 28-yard touchdown.
Timmy Burrus then ran in the two-point conversion.
The Warriors kicked again and again took over when Timmy Burrus returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown.
Austin Bishop kicked for the point after, bringing the score to 15-0.
Roberts led the defense with 10 tackles. Burrus had seven tackles and forced one fumble.
Bishop made seven tackles including one quarterback sack.
Bryce Sanderson made six tackles.
Jake Edwards had four tackles and recovered one fumble.
Erick Hutsell and P-cole Harrell each made four tackles.
Valwood found the end zone in the second quarter for six points.
Aucilla’s offense moved the ball on the ground well and only attempted six passes all night. Three of those passes connected.
Hunter Handley had one reception for 15 yards.
Ricky Finlayson caught two passes for a total of 38 yards.
Burrus had 95 yards total offense and scored one offensive touchdown.
Roberts had 14 yards rushing and one offensive touchdown. “We are looking forward to facing Brookwood in Thomasville Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m., there. These boys are very coachable and work very well as a team. They made necessary adjustments this week and I am very proud of the way they played,” said Coach Derrick Burrus.