North Oconee High School senior Adam Weynand walked into Titan Stadium on Friday night with his mind set on being the bell cow for the Titans’ offense.
The Titans entered the game knowing that junior quarterback Bubba Chandler would be sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Weynand knew that it meant that whoever the quarterback was going to be on Friday would be turning and handing the Titans’ hopes to him plenty of times if things were to go their way.
“I was very excited that the coaching staff could trust me running the ball all night,” Weynand said. “I knew I was going to get a lot of carries and I thought I might as well take advantage of it. With Bubba (Chandler) being out, we had to depend on the running game. The two quarterbacks that came in did a fantastic job. I thought they did a great job being young guys and being inexperienced.”
Things did go the Titans’ way and Weynand had a huge role, as he expected in, in them going the way they did. Weynand carried the football to 192 yards and three touchdowns as the Titans defeated Pickens County High School to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second season in a row. Weynand didn’t need long to place his footprint on the game as his first touch of the night resulted in a 45-yard touchdown.
His performance on Friday has made Weynand this week’s Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week.
Weynand has been physically and mentally preparing for an opportunity like Friday’s since his freshman season.
Weynand was one of two freshmen starters for the Titans that season. Weynand has seen a lot of football over the last few seasons.
That experience helped keep Weynand poised on Friday.
“I was just trying to stay poised out there and do my job,” Weynand said. “I had to rely on everyone around me. I couldn’t have done all this stuff without the offensive line. The past three years have helped me be a better player.”
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week is chosen by the sports staff of The Oconee Enterprise. You are welcome to email nominations to email@example.com by Monday at 10 a.m.
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation can be reached at www.oconeept.com