Delta junior football player Nash Keesling is the Daily News Athlete of the Week from the week of 11/1-11/8.
“We've had a couple of rough seasons in the past few years,” Keesling said. “But to see [the community] stick around and be there for us was awesome.”
In the sectional championship win over Garrett on Friday, Nov. 3, Keesling recorded seven tackles and two sacks. Delta athletic director Tilmon Clark believes Keesling has improved in multiple ways.
“I've been really impressed with Nash's growth as an underclassman,” Clark said. “He not only has gotten bigger, faster, and stronger, but he's also developing leadership skills that will help the Eagles in the future!”
The Ball State Daily News will use this program to honor athletes who had an impressive week or a breakout performance. A candidate from each school will be chosen and the community can vote for the winner.
Candidates will be announced every Wednesday with the voting closing on the following Saturday at 5 p.m. If you believe a certain student-athlete should be your school’s candidate, email the Daily News high school sports reporter Zach Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To vote for the athletes, check the Daily News Sports account on X.
Here are your candidates for the Delaware County Athlete of the Week from 11/8 - 11/15.
Delta: Sophomore girls’ basketball player Jillian Barr - Barr led the Eagles with 30 points, ten rebounds, and seven blocks in their 63-31 win over New Castle.
Yorktown: Sophomore girls’ basketball player Lilly Sylvester - In the Tigers’ win over Winchester, Sylvester led Yorktown with 22 points and nine rebounds.
Daleville: Sophomore girls’ basketball player Addi Gothrup - During the Broncos’ win over Centerville, Gothrup led with 26 points and recorded two steals.
Cowan: Senior girls’ basketball player Davelynn Lindsay - Lindsay led the Blackhawks with 13 points in their loss to Randolph Southern.
Muncie Central: Senior girls’ basketball player Taj Isom - In the Bearcats’ loss to Marion, Isom led Muncie Central with 13 points and grabbed five rebounds.