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Nolan and Ross: The keys to Keys' success

Ray Martin Modified: May 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm •  Published: September 22, 2007

By Ray Martin

Keys football coach Gary Willis said quarterback Ryan Nolan and receiver Chance Ross are playing with “great chemistry right now”.

What an understatement.

Friday night, the two connected for five touchdowns and 271-yards on nine completions. Nolan completed five more passes, and finished with 410-yards in a 51-12 rout of Adair.

Maybe you’re thinking, “Its Adair, big deal, they had a good game against a bad team. But they haven’t been doing that all season have they?”

They have. And if it continues, it will be bad news for the rest of class 2A.

Nolan has already surpassed the 1000-yard mark (1032 to be exact). He has completed 65-of-140 passes (46 percent) and thrown 13 touchdowns.

Last season, Nolan racked up 2300 yards.

“He is already on track to break that,” Willis said.

With Ross’s help, 2300 yards should be no problem.

The senior has hauled in 30 receptions for 586-yards and eight scores in his first four games.

“He doesn’t drop anything,” Willis said. “Ross has been a playmaker since he was in sixth grade. When he walks onto the field he thinks he is the best player out there.”

Most of the time he probably is the best player on the field, if not then he’s likely the second best, right behind Nolan.

“They just play great together,” Willis said.

Keep an eye on these two as the season progresses. Class 2A coaches and players sure will.