The Hillcrest High School Patriots' head football coach, Sam Adams, has officially announced he will be leaving his position to start a new chapter as Oxford High School's head coach.

Adams made the announcement Monday, joined by his wife Kimberly and son Whit, and later on social media.

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He ended this season with a 9-3 record. A highlight of his latest season included the Patriots' last-minute 34-28 victory over Wetumpka. Tide 100.9's Joe Gaither reported that the team used 10 laterals on a play called "Bronco" to score a touchdown with less than three seconds left in the game.

Adams replaced previous head coach Scott Martin at the Class 6A school back in 2014 and leaves with a 56-28 record. He led his team to the playoffs six of his seven years and won two back-to-back region championships in 2016 and 2017.

During his tenure, he saw several prominent players that went on to play for large colleges and universities. Brian Robinson is a senior running back for the University of Alabama, and Keith Holcombe is a graduated linebacker for the Crimson Tide.

Other notable players include Ole Miss linebacker Jaquez Jones and current junior quarterback for the Patriots, Ethan Crawford, who is expected to have a strong 2021-22 season.

Now, the Hillcrest Patriots will start another scramble to find its next head coach to lead the team into, hopefully, another wild season.

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