Armstrong stepping into leadership role

Tommy Armstrong knows that there is a big bull's-eye on his back and his team in general. Cibolo (Texas) Steele won the DII State Championship last year and started their pursuit of defending that title last Friday night. Armstrong was leaned on heavily in that game. What does he think about that night and his upcoming visit to Nebraska?

Tommy Armstrong from Cibolo (Texas) Steele knows that every week won't be like last week. He and his team came out trying to prove something more than they were trying to win a game and play their best game.

"We won," Armstrong said. "It was a very exciting game against San Antonio Madison. It's typically our first game of the season. Last year it was on ESPN with Malcolm Brown and Aaron Green.

"We came out very excited, but it was the first game and there are players that have to get their feet underneath them. I thought that everyone was playing a little too hard, trying to prove a point."

Steele had to come back from a 14 point deficit at halftime to win by a touchdown. Steele just needed to respond quickly in the second half and that was exactly what they did.

"First half we came out and made a bunch of mistakes and had a bunch of turnovers. We went in at halftime down 28-14. It's the better team that can respond from situations like that.

"We went out and worked hard, fought hard and scored on some plays. All of the momentum was on our side. We scored three times and our defense kept stopping them. We won 35-28."

Armstrong isn't the kind of guy that wants to point out his role in the win last week. If you pry, he will tell you what he did reluctantly though. "I think that I was 6-for-11 for 150 yards passing and nine rushes for 90 yards. I had two touchdowns throwing and added another rushing."

One of the teams that Armstrong is favoring right now is Nebraska. Armstrong has an official visit set up to see Nebraska next weekend. Armstrong said that he spoke to the coach from Nebraska earlier this week.

"I head out to Nebraska in a couple of weeks. I spoke to Nebraska, Coach Tim Beck, a couple of days ago. He told me that they really want me. They can't wait for me to visit, see the campus and see how everything is.

"They are not pressuring me at all. They just want to stay in contact, see how I am doing. They are just interested in how I have been doing in school and in football."

Armstrong said that he was aware of the Nebraska/UT-Chattanooga game being on the Big Ten Network on Saturday and he was going to be able to watch the Huskers play on T.V. this weekend.

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