"This was an important game because last year in the playoffs they shut us down – that was painful," said Derrick Nnadi. "So as soon as the season started, our main goal other than going 1-0 every week was to beat Salem."
Nnadi is happy with his play this season, but wants to continue to get better.
"I'm pretty proud of the way I've played this season," said the 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive tackle. "But there are still things I need to fix and things I need to work on."
The No. 11 defensive tackle in the 2014 class was dominant last week and has been all season. Not surprisingly, Nnadi is attracting interest from many major college football programs.
While recruiting is picking up for Nnadi, his main focus is the rest of his junior season.
"We just need to go 1-0 every week and get a state championship," he said.
Ocean Lakes travels to Green Run on Friday.