Gamers of the Week

Junior Nathan Roy of Hurricane High School

Nathan Roy is Gamer of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s Male Gamer of the Week to Junior Nathan Roy of Hurricane High School.

By Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS

The Hurricane Redskins opened their season against long time rival Winfield in a rivalry game know as “The War on 34.’’ The Redskins trailed in the early minutes of the game but stormed back to rattle off 31 straight points and win convincingly 31-15. One standout player that helped lead the Redskins to victory was first year starter and transfer from St. Albans High School Nathan Roy. The junior single-caller lead the charge for the Redskins as he was efficient in the air as he completed 15-20 passes, passed for 184 yards, and tossed two touchdowns. The Redskins offense was balanced as they gained 137 yards on the ground and 184 yards through the air. In whole, the Redskins only had one turnover but caused Winfield to turn the ball over three times. This helped the Redskins control the game and eventually win the War on 34 for the eighth straight time.

When asked about what motivates him Nathan said,”Earning a college scholarship to play on the collegiate level is my main focus with playing football. My personal goal is leading the AAA ranks in passing yards and passing touchdowns.” This will be a tall test when having to compete against a good crop of future division I and II talent in this year’s junior and senior classes throughout the state. When asked about what is the team’s goal for the season Nathan said, “Making it to the state championship game and taking care of business when we get there.’’ 

The Redskins have some new faces on the team and plan to use it to their advantage. Roy joins other transfers and players that provided depth for last year’s talent-laden squad. (The new crop of players are making it difficult for opponents to game plan against while still being efficient and cutting down on mistakes.) The Redskin’s game plan of spreading the ball around, limiting turnovers, playing fast and aggressive on defense, and playing with a blue-collar mentality are going to make them a tough team to beat. Though the Redskins share the same ultimate goal with twenty-eight other AAA teams, they believe they have the tools on both sides of the ball to make a deep run into the state playoffs in route to bringing a state championship to Hurricane.

Nathan currently has a 3.8 GPA and is the son of Donna and Jeff Roy. He plans to play basketball for the Redskins after football season. He wants to attend college and study business in route to earning his MBA.
Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s Male Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Teays Physical Therapy Center and assists with the Potential Plus Program.