Scotland Senior a Class Act
Posted May 27, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT
LAURINBURG — It's been an excellent year for athletics at Scotland High School, and senior Frank Adams has played a big part of this.
At only 5'8," Adams was All-Conference on the Scot's Southeastern 4A conference champion basketball team. He's an All-League second baseman on the conference champion baseball team hitting over .400. Plus, he'll play golf next year at East Carolina.
Adams is a student athlete who certainly has his act together.
"I think discipline, number one. Hard work, number two. And I'd have to say character, number three," says baseball coach Tommy Britt. "Those are three things that really make Frank drive or tick. He's an exceptional person, an exceptional young man, and I'm just real proud for him."
Frank Adams is the type of athlete who loves to play any game and play it with enthusiasm.
"I try to bring a little bit of pop and fire into every team that I play on," Adams admits. "I try to keep everybody fired up and a lot of hustle, I guess. I like to lead by example to begin with, but just morale up on the teams I play on and making sure the guys know we're never out of a ballgame-- things like that."
Adams and his younger brother, Russ, formed the Scotland double-play combination. Russ at shortstop, Frank at second-- for both brothers, it's been fun.
"We're real close and that just keeps us together even more, just being up the middle there together," Frank Adams says.
"He's a good guy," Russ Adams explains about his older brother. "It's a lot of fun playing beside him in the infield, and we've had a lot of fun playing together."
In addition to being All-Conference in three sports, Frank Adams is also an A-B student academically. So, you can see why Frank Adams of Scotland High School in Laurinburg is this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award.