For the first time since the 2012 season, the Adams Football team advanced to play in the IHSAA Sectional Finals. After a forfeit from Concord the week before in the Semifinals, the Eagles advanced to host the Mishawaka Cavemen in the championship game.
It was a perfect evening for football at TCU School Field on the more summer like evening rather than the expected cool temperatures of early November.
Mishawaka got up early on Adams, but both times early on, the Adams defense held strong when Mishawaka tried to go for 2 point conversions on the PAT’s. Momentum began to swing in the way of the Eagles halfway through the second quarter. On the kickoff attempt, Sydney Jefferies returned the kick for 38 yards to midfield to begin the Adams drive. Even with pressure on a 4th and four situation, Adams came through on a pass down the field to Jefferies and with a quick advance into the redzone, Adams was within striking distance. The score came off of a quick drive in of 3 yards by Jefferies.
Defensively, the Eagles came alive as well in the second quarter, stopping the attack that stuck so fast from the Cavemen.
The stadium came alive when on the next kick off, Chuck Worsham ran the kickoff return 78 yards downfield into the endzone for the Eagles to score again. After a strong defensive stand by Adams and forcing the Cavemen to fumble and recovering the ball. Adams went into the half trailing 14-20 but momentum was on their side.
Just after half, the tide was still in Adams’ favor. Jefferies and Worsham put together a strong couple of plays, with Worsham eventually breaking through the Cavemen line to run away up the middle of the field for a 32 yard touchdown run, putting Adams up 21-20.
Unfortunately from there, Mishawaka found a new grove and went on a scoring streak of 29 points, all of which were unanswered by the Eagles.
Adams fell with the final score of 21-49.
The Eagles finish the season with a record of 4-5