Multiple Teams · Israel Nash named Randolph Co. Athlete of the Week

Israel Nash, a member of the 4th ranked sectional champion Monroe Central football team, has been named  the Randolph County “Athlete of the Week” sponsored by WZZY/Star 98.3FM in Winchester and the Wetzel Auto Group.

The 4th ranked Bears scored 26 unanswered points last Friday in winning their first sectional title ever over 9-time state champion Sheridan, 26-7.

Trailing 7-0, MC put a drive together which ended with Nash punched it in from one yard out with 2:35 left in the first quarter.

Up 14-7 and Sheridan inside the Bears 15, Nash may have made the play of the game recovering a fumble to protect the lead at the half and give MC much needed momentum.

After taking the 2nd half kickoff, Nash broke loose for a 50 yard run down to the Sheridan 26. that set up a 4th down 20 yard TD pass that put MC up 20-7.

In the 4th quarter, a last hope for Sheridan was snuffed out when Nash intercepted a pass.

The ground game produced 225 yards led by Nash with 83 yards on 12 carries. Nash also had a reception for 6 yards and a big first down.

Nash had an interception and  fumble recovery, both momentum builders for MC.
The Bears now, 11-1, will host the regional and play football at home for the first time in November Friday night.