Many of those contributions are coming from Nathan Waller, a sophomore that had made big plays on offense, defense and special teams this season.
“Nathan is a guy that is one the field 95 percent of the time and a guy we can rely on to give it his all every play,” said St. Francis coach Brennen Booth. “He’s a big play guy on offense at receiver, and as our strongside linebacker he has really flourished at playing the run and getting to the quarterback.”
Waller, who measures out at 6-foot-2 180 pounds, has 12 catches for 369 yards (30.1 yards per catch) and five touchdowns on offense. His heroics this season include a 53-yard score in the Knights’ 23-0 win over Hebron Christian and a 70-yard score last week in their 22-21 win over Baconton.
On defense the sophomore has 20 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble this season.
“Not only is he a good athlete, but Nathan is a great student as well,” said Booth, pointing to his 4.0 grade point average and involvement in a number of extracurricular activities. “He has become a good leader on the field and is such a positive part of our student body.
“He exemplifies what you want in a student-athlete."