Albany's Adam Faith earns season's final KTXS/ATFCU Player of the Week


ALBANY, Texas - In Class 2A football the best players excel on both offense and defense, which is exactly what the season's final KTXS/Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union Player of the Week did.

Albany senior Adam Faith caught eight passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns, while intercepting two passes on defense, and returning one of those for a touchdown in the Lions' 56-17 win against Irion County.

"I think that was my best all-around game of the year so far," Faith said.

The receiver and defensive back is the youngest of long-time head coach Denney Faith's three sons, meaning this is the final year for him to coach one of his sons.

"It's hard to think about that really because we're concentrating so much on games," said Denney Faith. "You really hadn't thought about it much. It probably won't sink in until it's all over."

It might not be over for a while because Albany (11-0) is on a roll. The Lions have averaged scoring 54 points a game while allowing just nine points per game.

"Both my brothers went to state, so it kind of puts pressure on me to make it, too," said Adam Faith. "Make my dad happy and proud."

Adam's oldest brother, Aaron, helped Albany make the 2009 state title game, while his middle brother, Alex, was a part of both the 2014 and 2015 state runs.

Each ended with a Lions loss in the championship game.

"There's not many fathers that get to go to work every day and their sons get to go with them," said Denney Faith. "I've had that privilege and have been very honored to be able to do that."

Albany plays Santo (7-4) in the area round of the Class 2A Division II playoffs on Friday at 2 p.m. at McMurry University's Wilford Moore Stadium in Abilene.

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