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Adamsville done playing second fiddle

By Justin Walters
By jwalters@wbbjtv.com

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. - The stage was set for Adamsville in 2013.

A chance to win gold, but the Cardinals settled for silver.

"It's a tough, tough road. We've been fortunate the last two years to play for a state championship," said head coach Brandon Gray.

Playing for a third state title would be even better. Coach Gray isn't thinking that far down the road.

"We just want to get in the playoffs."

An immediate answer to Adamsville's postseason aspirations is their consistency at the line of scrimmage.

"I think we have a great run game. Our line has become way more experienced. They're doing a lot of work after practice and working real hard," said senior Ross Burcham.

Missing from the backfield for the Cardinals is star running back Zak Neary. His six touchdowns alone in the semifinals against TCA willed Adamsville to Cookeville.

"You get close to these kids. You're with them for four years. They're like your own. Me and zak still text. We'll never replace him."

As one star leaves, another is born.

In his second year as a starter, quarterback Seth Paul has high expectations for his teammates.

"All i'm asking for is good effort and just remember our purpose. Why we play football. If we can do that, we'll be successful,"said Gray.

Adamsville will play at Chester County in Week 0.

2013 Record: 11-3
District Record: 4-1
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