Adams Brings Joy Back to Cary

When someone mentions 4A football powers, Cary is not the first school to come to your lips. But that is going to change, and Josh Adams is seeing to that personally.

Who is Josh Adams you ask? He is only the leading rusher in the state. That puts him ahead of such notables as Ragsdale's Toney Baker, Independences Dominique Lindsay and New Bern's Monterio Hardesty.

In his words, this season is going "pretty well." That is the understatement of the year. Adams has racked up 2,282 yards in only 9 games. That's an average of 254 yards per game. He has done his damage on only 232 carries, or an average of 9.84 yards a carry.

Adams has lead Cary to an impressive 8-1 record and a tie for the lead in the Tri Seven 4A conference. Cary's once inept offense now averages 31 points a game.

Adams scored the go ahead touchdown two weeks ago against rival Apex, who at the time was undefeated. Adams took a fake punt snap and scampered 51 yards for the go ahead touchdown. Cary went on to win 20-7.

How do you explain the turnaround? Adams says it's easy, "We have a lot of happy guy. Even the guys that don't get to play a lot are cheering for the team."

Don't think for one second that Adams and the Imps are letting up just because of their record.

"It's going to be a battle the last two games. The last two teams on our schedule are not pushovers. No team in this conference is. This conference is up for grabs."

Cary can already look ahead to the playoffs. They are guaranteed a playoff spot with their already impressive record. When asked whom he would like to see in the playoffs, Adams didn't hesitate, "Green Hope."

"It's personal for me. That's the game I got injured in (last year)." Adams was speaking of the torn meniscus in his knee that cut his season short after only 8 games last year.

Don't think Adams impressive feats have gone unnoticed by D1 schools. Adams is already hearing from such national powers as Tennessee, Notre Dame and Auburn. The team that is pursuing him the hardest right now "NC State." UNC has also made overtures his way.

Adams isn't worried about college right now. "I'm just going to hold off until my senior season."


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