Saints make all-conference teams

Published 8:39 pm Friday, November 24, 2017

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s football team had multiple players make the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools all-conference teams.

NSA finished a rather successful season this year. They were 6-4 and earned their first winning season under coach Mike Biehl’s direction. Along the way to their six wins, NSA had impressive individual contributions from many of their players.

On the first-team offense, NSA placed five players. Chris Murphy made the first team as an offensive lineman. Zac Morris and Ehron Knight both made the first team offense as receivers. Morris also made first team as a place kicker. George Pettaway made the first team offense as a running back, and Robby Tew was selected as the first team quarterback.

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All of these players were a part of an offense that averaged a shade under 40 points a game. Tew, in particular, made his way on the first team breaking the school’s touchdown record, as he accounted for 50 this season.

The Saints had three players selected to the first-team defense. Erek Smith and Knight were selected as defensive backs. Josh Hoerster was selected as a linebacker, and Spencer Salmon was selected as defensive lineman.

For the second team offense, Smith was selected as a kick returner, while Griffin Duggan was named as an offensive lineman. Murphy was selected a defensive lineman and Ben Koppelman was selected as a linebacker. Austin Eberwine concluded the second team for NSA, being selected as a punter.