Vienna, Ga.--Montravius Adams and the Dooly County High School football get an off week after falling2 8-14 to Georgia's No. 3 ranked team in Class A Wilcox County.
It was a tough night for Adams, the Scout.com too-rated defensive tackle prospect in the country facing an athletic quarterback in Makail Grace as well as constant double and even triple teams.
"I'm used to it," Adams said of facing cut blocks and numerous blockers. "I do it every week."
Grace, who figures to play cornerback or receiver in college, had three touchdown passes for Wilcox County and added another score on the ground. Johnathan Howard had a terrific night catching 13 passes for more than 200 yards with two scores.
"It was a little tough," Adams said of chasing Grace all night, "especially when he was running around in circles."
Dooly came into the game 2-0 and ranked No. 8.
"I feel that we've got a work a lot harder," Adams said. "We can't lose anymore. We've just got to keep working hard."
Adams is used to dominating the run game in Georgia Class A ball rather than chasing athletic quarterbacks with college potential all night.
"We knew coming in that Makail Grace and Johnathan Howard were great players," Dooly County head coach Jimmy Hughes said after the game. "I think I might have underestimated their interior lines a little bit. I thought we could maybe do a little better. Makail didn't waste a lot of time getting the ball out of his hands most of the time.
"You've got to those guys credit," Hughes added. "They've got a good football team. A good program, full of athletes and they're well coached. They just made more plays than we did. That's what it amounted to.
"I just wish we were able to get it a little bit closer there at the end," he added. "We fought it back and got it tied at the half, and that's saying something right there. We could have laid down, but we didn't. We went tooth and nail with them for a while there.
"It was two good Class A football teams playing football," he continued. "A lot of good athletes on both teams. Maybe we'll see them down the road."
As far as his senior defensive tackle who has scholarship offers from just about everywhere in the country, Hughes had this to say: "He's extremely quick. What Montravius is getting is a steady dose of triple-teams and double-teams. In order for us to get better we've got to have some other guys make some plays other than Montravius.
"He made his share fighting through some of those doubles and triples. He's extremely quick off the ball and he's a big kid at 6-4, 300 pounds. He's got a long way to go to get to the player that I think he can be, but he's a pretty good player right now."
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