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Male athlete of the week: Matt Adams

| Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Matt Adams broke a 45-year-old single-game school rushing record Friday night, gaining 316 yards on 29 carries. The previous mark was set by Rich Riffle, who had 264 against Kiski in 1963. "Everybody that I've seen since Friday has been congratulating me. It feels good, real good," Adams said.

Question: What is your favorite memory of your high school career?

Answer : Breaking that record, I'd have to say. When I came close to doing it last year, I really wanted to do it. After the first quarter, I thought I might have a chance because the line was doing a great job.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A : I really want to go on and play football in college. And I would like to play pro football.

Q: People may be surprised to know that ...

A : I like to read non-fiction. But they have to be either books in a series or sequels.

Q: What are your post-high school plans?

A : Go to college. I don't have a specific one, but I want to go to one down South. Good weather, lots of good schools.

Q: Name a role model in your life.

A : My brother, John Adams. When he was in high school, he was better than I was. He's helped me out, comes to every game, gives me encouragement.

Additional Information:

Matt Adams

School : Greensburg Salem

Sport : Football

Position : Running back

Class : Junior

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