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Former Saints impressing

Noah Giles and Cole Christiansen have been doing good things at their respective colleges.

Giles and Christiansen are both former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football standouts and have been making an impact at their institutions, the College of William & Mary and Army.

Last weekend, Giles earned his first college touchdown against Bucknell University. It came on a 15-yard run in the third quarter. He has 30 carries for 126 yards on the season.

Christiansen is currently second for Army West Point in total tackles. He has 17 at the moment. Last week against Ohio State University, he tied for the team lead with seven tackles that game. Before the first game of the season, Christiansen was named a starting outside linebacker for Amy.

William & Mary is currently on a bye week. They return to action against Stony Brook, which will be at William & Mary’s home field in Williamsburg. Army will be in action against Tulane University today on the CBS Sports Network.

In 2015, both players helped NSA to a state title. Christiansen won the VISAA Defensive Player of the Year award, while Giles was the Offensive Player of the Year. Both players are looking to be getting better as the season goes on for their respective schools.