Indian Creek senior quarterback Trey Reese was voted the Daily Journal 2010 Football player of the year. STAFF PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSONemail@example.com Indian Creek senior quarterback Trey Reese led the Braves to a 12-2 record and the schoolís first regional championship this season. He completed 186 of 317 passes for 3,170 yards.
Sometime today a mini-convoy of cars filled with Marian University students will leave Indianapolis’s westside for Rome, Ga., site of Thursday night’s NAIA National Championship football game.
Trey Reese would rather be steering the Knights’ offense than one of the automobiles. Even so, the redshirt sophomore quarterback can’t wait to complete the 8-hour drive, so he and his friends can begin soaking up what promises to be a festive atmosphere.
“I came to Marian not knowing anybody, but already I feel like it’s my home,” said Reese, a 2011 graduate of Indian Creek High School who in 2010 led the Braves to the Class 3A semistate by passing for 3,172 yards and 43 touchdowns. “Every time I walk to a class I’ll literally say ‘Hi’ to five or 10 people.”
Playing the role of enthusiastic spectator isn’t the role someone inclined to be in helmet and pads envisioned. Reese isn’t complaining. Having been injured during August two-a-days, he’s has had four months to let his range of emotions run their intended course.