Krece Nowak is a 5-9, 175-pound senior running back in his third year as a starter for the Stephenville Yellow Jackets varsity football team.
For the third year in a row, Nowak is leading the team in rushing yards. After the Nov. 16 bi-district playoff win over Fort Worth Dunbar, Nowak had 1,180 yards rushing on 178 carries (6.6 yards per carry) with seven touchdowns in 10 games. He has gone over 100 yards rushing in five games this season.
In the 54-31 win over Dunbar, Nowak turned in a huge performance with 218 yards on 22 carries, with one TD.
Nowak has also developed into one of the team’s top receivers, coming out of the backfield. He is second to senior wideout Kyle Lindsey (576 yards on 32 catches, five TDs) with 449 yards and three scores on 24 receptions.
That gives Nowak 1,629 all-purpose yards in 2018 — almost half of the team’s total offensive output (3,847 yards). He has a team-leading total of 10 TDs overall, one ahead of receiver Gavin Rountree with nine.
Last spring competing in track and field, Nowak was a regional qualifier in three events — the 800-meter relay, long jump and triple jump. He was also qualified to compete in the 100-meter run at the area meet, but pulled out for the sake of the team by joining the relay team in place of injured teammate Kyle Lindsey.
The E-T caught up with Krece at a recent football practice session and here are his answers to our five questions:
E-T: What’s the main reason you enjoy football?
Krece: “It’s a brotherhood. Because I’m real close with them (teammates). If I needed something, they’d have my back.”
E-T: What are your college plans?
Krece: “I’m wanting to play football. I’m waiting (on possible offers).”
E-T: What do you think you might major in once you’re in college?
Krece: “I want to do computer science. My dad writes computer software for Lockheed Martin.”
E-T: Do you have a favorite hobby?
Krece: “I like to play tennis.”
E-T: What’s your favorite type of music?
Krece: “I like all kinds, but my favorite is rap music. I like The Notorious B.I.G. I like old-school, like the 90s.”