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Miller’s experience key to Titans’ success
By Matt Nestor
Boylan senior Chris Miller had already left his mark on the NIC-10 during his junior year. He dominated the defensive side of the ball as one of the best defensive backs in the conference, as well as being one of the top return men in town.
So, keeping status quo would have been enough to make Miller one of the top players in the conference this season.
Now, the Titans are unleashing Miller on the offensive side of the ball after losing many of their top offensive players to graduation. And it is leading to immediate results.
In the season-opening game, Miller touched the ball five times on offense, catching two passes and getting three carries. Out of those touches, he scored three times.
He followed that up in game two running for 43 yards and a touchdown as well as consistently giving the Titans great field position in the return game.
“He’s our best player,” Boylan coach Dan Appino said of his senior. “He’s also our most explosive player.”
Miller was also able to intercept a pass against Guilford, proving his worth on defense. While a lot of Boylan’s top defenders graduated as well, Miller’s experience has been key to helping keep the Titans tough on defense.
“He’s really the team leader,” Appino said. “When we need big plays, he’s the guy who steps in and finds a way to fill that role.”
From the Sept. 8-14, 2010 issue