Terrance March plays every down – and he gets antsy any time play is stopped.
The Natomas High School senior starts at middle linebacker and running back for the Nighthawks, and he also charges downfield on kickoffs and plays on the punt team. It’s no coincidence that when March plays well, so do the Nighthawks.
In a 42-24 victory over Valley last Friday, March rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns, caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Adrian Leyva, scored on two two-point conversion runs and had 14 tackles and three sacks. March is The Bee’s Football Player of the Week, selected through voting on sacbee.com.
He wasn’t interested in talking about the honor Thursday, instead focusing on Natomas’ 2-0 start.
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“I can’t take the credit for any of this, because it’s my teammates that put me in the position to make tackles, to score touchdowns,” March said. “We do this together. It’s all of us.”
March, who is 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, also plays basketball and competes in track and field for Natomas. Plus, he’s a self-proclaimed “wonderful student” who enjoys trigonometry and chemistry. March said he is inspired by his parents, Evette and Joe March, who both played sports growing up. Joe March played along the line in the 1990s for the Arena Football League, including the 1992 season with the Sacramento Attack, and later won three ArenaBowl titles with the Tampa Bay Storm. He was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2000.
“I try to do as much as I can, stay involved, because it’s good for me,” March said. “My dad said I had a good game, but I can always do better, and he’s right. There’s always room for improvement.”