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Nate the Great

October 6, 2005

Fitzgerald - Senior Nate Inman put the Fitzgerald football team on his back and carried them to victory against Charlton County Friday, rushing for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the 29-22 win.

Inman not only secured a win for the Hurricanes, he's also been named the Orthopaedic Associates Player of the Week for his effort.

'Canes coach Robby Pruitt says strong play from seniors like Inman is vital to the success of his team.

"We've told them all year our seniors have to be the ones to lead us, and we're challenged them from day one. We felt last year that may have been one of the weaknesses of our team, and this year not only Nate but all our seniors have stepped up."

"It has to be like that every game, or we'll go home with a loss. All the seniors have to step up in big games," says Inman.

The senior running back says he'll be looking to continue his strong play this week against Brantley County.

"Oh, I hope so. That feels really good. My line does a great job. They're the real heroes to me."

Coach Pruitt says, "I'm proud of Nate. He had a really good game, he's had a great season this year. The other night we needed him, and he came up big. He's certainly worthy."

Fitzgerald will host region opponent Brantley County tomorrow night at 7:30.

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