ACMS football wins CKMSAC championship
The middle school football boys’ team travelled to Campbellsville last week to play in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship. The team has been preparing for the conference all year and came in with the team’s signature words, “all gas, no brakes.” The boys won the CKMSAC championship game 20-18.
Adair lost to Campbellsville in the regular season 26-14 several weeks ago. Coach Wes Stephens said that going up against Campbellsville during the conference championship had a different “feel to the game; we controlled it from start to finish. Coach staff had a good plan ready and the kids prepared hard.”
Adair led at the half 14-12. After that the teams stayed close to one another. It was a tense moment when the clock stopped and Campbellsville made a final pass to score a touchdown. Multiple Adair County Indians knew they wanted to win this year and surrounded the receiver, making sure the 20-18 score wasn’t changing, and the ball rolled to the ground, resulting in a win for the Indians.
With the first ever conference win for the boys, Coach Stephens reflected on the season. “We could tell really early on that this was going to be a great group of kids. We had our offensive installed by the second week. We were ready to go and made adjustments that most middle schoolers wouldn’t understand, but they did, and they were ready for it.”
There is only one chance left to catch the boys’ team playing this year when they head to the Hancock Tire Bowl Game to play against Clinton County tonight. The team is sure to keep their momentum as they will be the on field playing as champions.
ACMS basketball stops at quarterfinals
The Adair County Middle School eighth grade girls basketball made the trip to Lexington to play in the HyperHoops Girls Middle School State Tournament. The team had a strong start in the open pool games. The team beat Martin County 49 – 22, North Laurel 53 – 42 and Foley 50-31.
The team was on a hot streak but lost the momentum in the quarterfinal match against the very skilled Johnson County team. The match was even at halftime, but Johnson County slowly pulled away and won the match 52 – 41. Coach Mike Sneed showed optimism towards the match and season.
“I am really proud of the girls. They have had a really good competitive year. We had two grades come out as conference champions this year and eighth grade finished runner up, so we have had a very good year.”
There are only a few chances left to see the girls play with one more away game with the team headed to Glasgow tonight.
Adair band finishes regular season
The Adair County Band has been working hard this year with regular performances of “Triplicty,” which has brought much entertainment for onlookers. The band was able to finish the regular season this weekend after traveling to Grayson County. The team brought home three titles from their performance, Reserve Grand Champion, first place overall in Class 3A and first place Color Guard in Class 3A.
The team will head to Warren East High School in Bowling Green to compete in the KMEA quarterfinals on Saturday. Performances begin at 1 p.m.
This article was printed in the October 19, 2023 issue.