By JOSH FRYE
With just five games in the books for the 2021-2022 season so far, the Atmore Christian School Rams continue to struggle with a slow start after dropping to Resurrection Catholic, 56-47 last Friday, December 3. The loss against Resurrection drops the overall season record for the Rams to 1-4.
According to ACS head coach Tim Battles, the Rams have struggled with a brutal lineup of early season opponents.
“The guys just have not found the groove yet,” Battles said. “We have really been handed a big hand at the start of this season and look to improve and hit our groove as the season progresses.”
Caeden Battles held the top scorers spot for ACS with 23 points. Gage Gades added 9 points. Titus Dean contributed 8 points and Emmett Battles scored 7.
Coach Battles added that Resurrection was a tough physical team to face. As a new team on the schedule for the Rams, Battles added that there was not much known about the team, their talent and their speed prior to last week’s game.
“They were a tough opponent,” he said. “They were really good and a lot of fun to play against. We need to focus on closing out games and finding ways to achieve that goal as the season moves forward.”
Battles added that even though the season has started poorly for the Rams, the bright spot is Caeden Battles. Over at least the past 2 seasons, Caeden Battles has been recognized as a major point contributor for the Rams. Currently, he is only 78 points away from breaking the school’s all-time scoring record.
Atmore Christian will next travel to face Aletheia on Thursday, December 9, in Pensacola. Game time is set for 5 p.m.