Mason Adams became the first member of the 2020 graduating class from Northumberland High School to officially commit to play college sports. He signed his Letter of Intent to attend and play for Bluefield College in Bluefield.
Adams the son of Bob and Allison Adams transferred to Northumberland High at the beginning of the 2018 season. He started at quarterback his junior year, playing the last nine games including the Region 1A East playoffs where the Indians finished second.
That year Mason had a 69% completion rate, for 1,355 yards. He threw thirteen touchdown passes and rushed for five more. For his play that year, Mason was chosen on the All Northern Neck District first team at quarterback and was All Region 1A first team at the same position.
Mason’s senior year he led the Northern Neck District in passing with 1,464 yards passing. He connected on 64 of 122 passes thrown for 27 touchdowns. He also ran for three more scores. These statistics are even more impressive when one remembers the graduation of most of his junior year’s offensive linemen. Mason threw seven TD passes against Bruton to tie for third in the Virginia High School League record book. Mason’s value to the Indians football and soccer programs was not only his play but his attitude in lifting up his team members. Coach Aaron Lewis, the Indians head football coach had this to say “Not only is he a good player, he’s a better individual.”
Mason stated he would begin practice on August thirty-first, providing the football season is a go in this perilous times with the Covid pandemic. He further stated he would be competing for playing time against last year’s back–up quarterback, a rising senior and four to five other “passing quarterbacks.”