Athlete Of The Week: Adam Cain

Athlete Of The Week: Adam Cain

Southern Wayne’s Adam “Stone” Cain always wanted to play running back, but when he was younger playing pop warner, he could not live out his dreams of carrying the football.

“I played in little league, and there was always a weight limit, and I was always over it,” Cain said. “No matter how much I tried to do, I was over the weight limit, so I never played running back growing up. I was always a lineman.”

Now a junior, Cain is finally getting the opportunity to play running back, and he is making the most of his chance.

Against Goldsboro last week, Cain carried the ball 21 times for 110 yards and a team-high three touchdowns to help the Saints defeat Goldsboro 20-14.

The win snapped the Saint’s 16-game losing streak and marked the first time the Saints have defeated the Cougars since 2016.

“It means everything. It’s a highlight of the season for this team.” Cain said about beating Goldsboro. “I never thought that I would be able to score touchdowns because in my previous years playing football, I never got the ball as much as I did, so two touchdowns back-to-back is a blessing and an honor.”

Cain said he enjoys running up the middle because it gives to the opportunity to hit defenders and run them over, and he can’t wait to keep helping the Saints win more games throughout the rest of the season.

“A big guy like me, I can’t really run outside. I like hitting people, so what can I say,” Cain said. “Running up the middle is fun for me.

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