Adams amasses offensive honors
College football: Eastern Washington sophomore quarterback Vernon Adams raked in the awards on Monday after his near-perfect performance against Montana State on Roos Field on Saturday.
Adams was selected as the offensive player of the week by The Sports Network, the Big Sky Conference, College Sports Madness, Beyond Sports Network and College Football Performance Awards. The Big Sky honor was his third this season and fifth of his career.
He completed 16 of 18 passes for 300 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions against the Bobcats, and also rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown. Adams finished with an efficiency rating of 302.2, barely missing school and Big Sky Conference records.
• McKenzie Murphy, a safety last year at Eastern, was granted a waiver by the NCAA to play the remainder of the season for the Eagles.
He was granted the waiver for personal circumstances that were not within his control, and was given the ruling on Nov. 8. He will practice this week and is expected to travel to Saturday’s game at Cal Poly where he may play in the injury-ravaged Eagles’ secondary and on special teams.
Murphy, a Ferris High graduate, played initially at Western Washington before that school dropped its football program. Last season with Eastern, despite missing two games with a broken thumb that required surgery and one with a concussion, he played in 11 games as a backup safety and had 13 tackles and a pair of interceptions.
Shock will play Rattlers 3 times
Arena football: Spokane’s 2014 schedule will bring more games against division/regional opponents.
The Shock will face Pacific Division foes Portland and San Jose three times each. Spokane will entertain Portland twice and visit the Rose City on July 26 in the regular-season finale. The Shock will visit San Jose twice and host the SaberCats once.
Two-time defending champion Arizona is no longer a division rival but the Shock will see the Rattlers three times this season, twice in Phoenix. Spokane will take on the Los Angeles Kiss twice, oddly with both games in L.A.
Spokane opens at home against Iowa on Saturday, March 15. Shock bye weeks come in Week 3 (late March) and Week 17 (early July).