WDEL Athlete of the Week

Smyrna's Henderson - Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 8:57pm
VIDEO: Sean Greene speaks with Nolan Henderson
Smyrna Quarterback Nolan Henderson is this week's Delaware SportsZone Athlete of the Week.

The senior has directed one of the best offenses in Delaware history to a second straight Division I championship game after a 48-0 win over William Penn last Saturday.

Coming off of last year's state championship win. Nolan says there's still a respect for the Delaware Stadium stage.

"There's definitely nerves, there's definitely a buzz around town. There's an excitement, but I think we're going to handle it a little bit better."

Nolan has tossed for over 2,300 yards and 32 touchdowns with just 4 interceptions, and he says he's a better quarterback than 12 months ago.

"I think I've matured a lot in my decision making. I feel like I'm more disciplined with the football, I don't make as many mistakes. I don't force things, I let things happen, I let them come to me."

Playing at Delaware Stadium is just a taste of things to come as he's committed to play for the Blue Hens next fall.

"The atmosphere, it felt like home. Not just because it's close, but just the feel of the campus and the coaches, I just loved it."

Henderson and Smyrna will look for their second straight title when they take on No. 2 Middletown Saturday at 1pm inside Delaware Stadium.

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