Stephenville running back Krece Nowak has accounted for more than 4,000 total yards and 34 touchdowns over the past two seasons. That he achieved those things while listed on the Yellow Jacket roster at 5-foot-8 and 145 pounds isn’t really noteworthy to him.
Nowak has never viewed his size as an impediment, and it’s clear from the production that it hasn’t been.
But balancing Nowak’s playmaking ability with the number of hits he takes is a concern for Stephenville coach Greg Winder. And that will be especially true this fall, when the Yellow Jackets will tackle one of the state’s toughest schedules with a first-year starter at quarterback and a largely unproven receiving corps.