Harlem high school football has had some hard times over the last few years. But it’s not for a lack of dedication and hard work.
And for one Wildcat, that hard work and dedication is paying off in many different ways.
Earlier this year, Harlem senior Seth Adams signed an NAIA national letter of intent to continue his football playing career with the Montana Tech Orediggers. Adams signed with the Orediggers as a running back, but he brings athleticism and versatility to the Oredigger program, meaning he could play any number of positions, and currently, he’s projected to play fullback in Tech’s offense.
“Seth was one of the real gems in Class B football this year,” Tech head coach Chuck Morrell said. “He is a special all-around young man that is going to do some big things on and off the field at Tech.”
Adams, who is 6-0 and a stout 220 pounds, does indeed do great things on and off the field.
In football, he was a two-time first-team All-Conference selection at running back. On the defensive line, he earned second team All-Conference at defensive end and tackle. He is slated to play in the East/West Shrine Game this summer as a running back. He was also one of the top ground gainers in all of Class B football this season.
But, as fall transitioned to winter, Adams’ dream senior year kept getting better and better. At the All-Class State Wrestling Tournament in February, Adams capped off an incredible senior season on the mat with a Class B-C state championship at 220 pounds. The win in the state title match avenged a heart-breaking runner-up finish from his junior year, and overall, Adams placed at the state meet three straight times.
The Harlem standout also excels in the classroom and will continue to do so at Tech.
Adams also carries a 4.0 GPA and was academic All-State eight times already between the two sports. He is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Adams’ parents are Robert and Iris.