The American Christian Academy Patriots (2-1) defeated the Montevallo Bulldogs (2-1) 41-10 at ACA on Friday night.

Led by quarterback Sawyer Deerman and some terrific performances from both of their running backs, the Patriots were able to have their way with the Bulldogs defense the entire night.

"We had a really good week of practice we were locked in all week. We weren't really too excited about the win last Friday and have really been focused on this one. I can't give these guys enough credit with the work they put in this week," said interim head coach of the ACA Patriots, Cody Martin.

It was not the best night for Deerman through the air, however, as he went 4-for-8 with 85 yards and a touchdown, but also threw two interceptions. Deerman did make a massive impact in the ground game, rushing for 75 yards and a touchdown.

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Both running backs for ACA performed as well, with Christian Davis running for 63 yards and a touchdown in addition to several effective returns. The other running back, Ty Flowers, ran for 86 yards and two touchdowns, one for 21 yards and one for 46 yards.

For Montevallo thus far this season, their offense has completely ran through star running back Joseph Anderson, who rushed for 300 yards in back to back weeks through Montevallo's first two games, wins against Marbury and Shelby County.

The Patriots did a much better job of bottling up Anderson than the Bulldogs' previous two opponents, holding him this time to 146 yards rushing.

"Man, he is a fantastic back, he never quit even late in the fourth quarter, I just can't give that kid enough credit. He's a warrior, he's a ball player for sure. Obviously we knew their offense runs through him so we knew if we stopped him we'd have a good chance, but hats off to him that kid is a warrior," said Martin.

On their first drive of the second half, the Bulldogs found the end zone for the only time in the game via a 75-yard touchdown pass from Kial Cottingham to Jaydien Rutledge to cut the Patriots lead to 21-10, but it simply would not be enough to slow down the Patriots mighty rushing attack.

"I think they did a really nice job, really physical, really great at the point of attack," said Blake Boren, head coach of the Montevallo Bulldogs.

Headed into next week, ACA will be home again to take on Sumter Central, and Montevallo will hit the road again to take on Bibb County.

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