Coalfield Sports OPOTW Week 3: Ridgeview’s Trenton Adkins

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Before the 2018 VHSL football season started, a lot of hype centered around Ridgeview tailback Trenton Adkins.  The Wolfpack sophomore exploded onto the scene during his freshman campaign, where he rushed for nearly 1,500 yards.  During the offseason, the offers began mounting up for Adkins at an impressive rate.  The speedy tailback already has offers on the table from Tennessee, Penn State, Florida, North Carolina and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

So far in 2018, Adkins has picked up right where he left off.  Through three games, he has 474 yards on the ground with six TDs.  Adkins has also been a pass catching threat out of the backfield with 69 yards and two scores.

In last week’s contest against the Warriors of Wise County Central, Adkins had one of his most impressive games to date.  Adkins finished the contest with 205 yards on the ground complimented by 44 yards receiving and four total TDs.  This outstanding performance led to Adkins being voted Offensive Player of the Week for week three by the site’s users.

Adkins was humbled by the honor.  “Honestly, it feels great!  I was so shocked even to be nominated, let alone chosen,” Adkins said.  “It’s an honor.”

The award for Adkins automatically also qualifies him for the Offensive Player of the Year award at the end of the season.  Adkins was excited to learn of the news.  “That would be such an honor.  I would just be in shock if I received Player of the Year,” Adkins explained.  “Looks like I have a new goal for the remainder of the year.”

In addition to his new goal of the Player of the Year, Adkins has a lengthy list of things he would like to accomplish atop Rose Ridge in 2018.

“My number one goal is to win state this year, because I know we have the talent to do it,” Adkins said.  “A personal goal is to get 2,000 yards and 20 TDs.”  Adkins is on pace to achieve the scoring goal with time to spare.  Adkins and his Ridgeview Wolfpack teammates will look to keep the momentum going Friday on Rose Ridge with a highly anticipated contest with the Union Bears.


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