There are loads of talented, young football players toiling away on rosters for teams rebuilding through ‘tough years.’ That was the position Webster County found itself in ’21. However talent like Derek Adams, who is entering the 10th grade in ’22, is quite enough reason for optimism abounding both in and around the Trojan football program. We are excited to see what Derek has in store for us this coming season.Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member, KPGFootball
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player who enters his senior season among the very best pass-rushers in the entire 3A classification. Today we are featuring Derek Adams, a ’25 RB/MLB from Webster County High School who had an incredible freshman season, especially for a freshman playing 3A football in the 1st-District on both sides of the football.
Adam’s performance in ’21, his 9th-grade season, exceeded all reasonable expectations for his Trojans from Webster County High. Adams will be even more in the mix this next season for a Trojan club looking to rebound from a 1-10 campaign.
Adams’ Webster County High is located just down US-41 ALT from the very splendid Independence Bank branch in neighboring Providence, Kentucky. The Providence Branch is located on 211 US-41 ALT.
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It isn’t every day a freshman makes the kind of contributions Derek Adams made to his ball club in ’21. The freshman, two-way player saw action in 9-games.
Now Webster County is a team which doesn’t log its defensive statistics on the KHSAA website. We can tell you Adams played significantly in ’21 at MLB on defense and figures to only have that role expand going forward into ’22.
We have agents all over the commonwealth of Kentucky and Webster County is no different. Our Webster County agent tells KPGFootball Adams was among the leaders on the defense in tackles and will be a player, over the course of ’22, around whom Zach Lagrange will build a defense particularly in the run-box. The “run-box” is where first-district teams really have to be sound to do anything in that district from a standpoint of wins/losses.
Offensively, at RB, Adams’ importance to the team is a bit more definitive. Adams gained 203-yard rushing in ’21, averaged 5.64-yards per carry, and was among the club leaders in rushing TDs. Look for Adams to get way more carries in ’22 and to factor more into the passing game swinging out of the backfield.
Congratulations to Derek Adams, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2021 and that which is to come in 2022, all of which has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!