For most seniors playing high school football, it will be your last time under the Friday night lights. Your last time strapping on the helmet. The last time you join your teammates in competition on the football field. For CJ Adams this may not be the case.
CJ is a two-sport athlete at EHS. He plays football and basketball. He started playing for EHS as a sophomore after moving to Enid from Texas.
After having an outstanding Senior year CJ was tabbed Co-Defensive Lineman of the year and 1st Team All District in arguably one of the toughest football divisions (6A-1) in Oklahoma. It seems that CJ may have an opportunity to continue his athletic and academic careers at the next level.
As the Summer before his Senior year approached CJ as well as other athletes wondered how COVID 19 would affect their season.
“I was scared at first that we were not going to be able to play” CJ said when asked what his thoughts were leading up to the season. “We (EHS Football Team) really wanted the opportunity to show that the hard work we put in would pay off.”
In June, as the summer strength and conditioning program took off, CJ and his teammates began to work. “Our numbers this summer are outstanding. Our student-athletes are showing up and putting in the work. Even with the modifications put in place due to COVID 19, Enid has had one of the most attended summer conditioning camps in years. Enid High School athletes are here and excited.” Coach Tipps, EHS Athletic Director said.
This hard work paid off for CJ and the Plainsmen. Enid Football won more games and was more competitive in their losses than they have been in many years.
When asked what he thought helped bring a change of culture to the program was the constant push from the coaches and the fact that the Seniors had the mindset of “it’s time to go, it’s time to take this seriously”.
“CJ didn’t miss a day, from summer workouts or throughout the season. CJ led by example. He simply worked harder than others.” Said Enid High Head Coach Rashaun Woods.
It is safe to say that CJ has worked himself into having an opportunity to play at the next level. He has received multiple offers from colleges and is excited to see where his future leads him.
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