State College football player Nathan King is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
King, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound linebacker, was a key part of the Little Lion defense that shut down DuBois in a 29-7 triumph in the District 6/9 Class AAAA Championship game on Friday in Hollidaysburg.
King returned a fumble 79 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter that extended State College’s lead to 15-0. He and Carter Hardy were also on another DuBois’ fumble.
The Little Lions forced five turnovers against the Beavers, who had been averaging nearly 50 points per game entering the contest.
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State College (5-6) faces District 8/10 champion Erie McDowell (7-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA tournament.