AMERICAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY TAKES ON SIPSEY VALLEY TO STAY UNDEFEATED
Last year American Christian Academy beat Sipsey Valley 64-7, with an explosive offense and a stout defense. The Patriots are off to a familiar start this season, winning the majority of games by a large margin.
Last week, senior quarterback Lawson Pratt, who is committed to Samford, finished 14-of-17 passing for 326 yards and four touchdowns against Sumter Central beating the Jaguars 55-0 in a Region 3 matchup.
Pratt has shown off his arm this season, in an 84-30 win over Montevallo a couple of weeks ago he threw for over 600 yards and finished with 11 touchdowns. One of the scores being a 70-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Kamari Lassiter.
Against Sumter Central, Pratt had touchdown passes of 49 yards to Lassiter, 25 yards to junior wide receiver Cam Jeffrey, 53 yards to senior running back Scooter Graham and a 3-yard toss to freshman wide receiver Sawyer Deerman.
Graham also led the Patriots in rushing with 56 yards and two touchdowns on five carries. Junior running back Brandon Waller also finished with two touchdowns.
Sipsey Valley will have a tough task; this season, the Bears have been outscored 142-161. And, since 1984, the Bears are 0-15 against ranked teams in the regular season, according to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society.
Senior quarterback Cooper Bailey and his brother sophomore wide receiver Dalton Bailey provides hope for the team. Dalton has 58 catches for 748 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Cooper has 1,291 total passing yards and 14 touchdown passes.
The Patriots have outscored its opponents 317-68, including four shoutouts. Its next three opponents have a combined 7-13 record before the Patriots play its season finale against Bibb County.
Sipsey Valley at American Christian will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.