The Adams Football team was off to its best start in several years, and looked to take that momentum on the road on Friday night when the team took on SB St Joseph in Northern Indiana Conference North Division play. After starting 3-0, the Eagles hoped to start the Conference portion of the schedule with a victory and move to 4-0. Unfortunately for Adams, the Indian defense was a thorn in their side that they could not shake, and Adams, despite a drive late in the game, were unable to overcome the Indians, and fell with a score of 14-21.
The scoring drives for the Eagles on Friday were all on the ground, orchestrated by Quarterback Gavin Pulling and Running Back Chuck Worsham. Adams was able to get on the board first after the Eagles defense came up strong, and with St Joe in scoring position, stripped the ball away to turn it over to the Eagles. The Adams offense then orchestrated a drive down the field of 11 plays which totaled 88 yards. The final play of the drive resulted in an 18 yard run by Worsham to take the lead.
Adams would have another long scoring drive in the third quarter, eating up the clock, and it was Worsham again that had the spring play, this time from 14 yards our on the ground.
Coen Coen made both extra points for the night.
Despite the best efforts of the offense and defense, and a few big plays going the way of Adams, the momentum never swung away from the Indians, and Adams fell just short.
Adams looks to avenge the lost when they host Mishawaka Marian at TCU School Field.
The Eagles are now 3-1 for the year and are 0-1 in the NIC North.