Maize’s Scott Adams – Athlete of the Month – Presented by Orange Theory Fitness

Maize High School multi-sport athlete Scott Adams is a senior and a member of the football and baseball teams. During football season, Adams suffered what would effectively end his playing days for Maize on the gridiron and have an effect on his playing time with the baseball team as well. But his story is not about the injury, it’s about overcoming the adversity and what it means to be a teammate at Maize High School. “I tore my Labrum in my right shoulder (throwing arm). During football season. The surgery was around five weeks ago, and I plan to be back by the end of July throwing harder than ever before,” said Adams.

His teammates have rallied around Adams and are playing hard in his absence. “My teammates that surround me at Maize high school are incredible with the way they all go about practice and the games we play in. We all plan on getting better at the game whether it’s the physical game or the mental game. The boys around me want the knowledge,” said Adams. “The support around me has been something truly remarkable, everyone is very supportive of me and want me to succeed, they see bright things for me, and they all defiantly keep my spirits up in this rough time.”

The last time Adams played baseball for Maize was his sophomore year before his junior season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. Then, Adams played the in the outfield. “I am currently a senior at Maize High school and plan on graduating this spring with all of my friends and classmates,” said Adams. “After graduating from Maize High School. I signed to play baseball at Barton County Community College.”

Also a member of National Honor Society and Red Rage, Adams is looking forward to starting his next chapter in life fully healthy and ready to take the field. Adams said coach Rocky Helm has been a big influence and supporter through these trying times. “Someone who has been a huge influence in my life would be my football and baseball coach Rocky Helm. He has always pushed me beyond thought with everything I can think of on the field. Off the field he makes sure the students and I are all being smart kids, keeping good grades as well as making good life decisions,” said Adams.