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Ogletree handled pressure of play calling

Nathan Ogletree has played Upward Football and will join a flag football on Redstone Arsenal next spring. CONTRIBUTED
Nathan Ogletree has played Upward Football and will join a flag football on Redstone Arsenal next spring. CONTRIBUTED
MADISON – During six years in sports, Nathan Ogletree best remembers a challenge he faced in flag football this summer.
“Our assistant coach, who called plays, couldn’t make the game, so I got to handle the play calling,” Nathan said. “It was a tough start, but we finally got the lead when we capped off an amazing drive that resulted in a 14-8 lead. We went on to win 33-8.”
Until ‘aging out,’ Nathan played quarterback and cornerback for Upward Football. He has found a flag football team on Redstone Arsenal and will play next spring. “My parents prefer that I play flag football for now. I’m OK with that, but I might play tackle ball later on,” he said.
Nathan likes football’s “stop-and-go pace and (any) team sports. I like the strategy involved with creating and implementing plays.”
Nathan is an eighth-grader in Excalibur Christian home school and attends a weekly co-op. He played defender on Excalibur’s soccer team.
Nathan’s parents are Travis and Shawnda Ogletree. Travis is self-employed with Trust Window Cleaning. Shawnda home-schools Nathan and his three sisters: sophomore Rayma, sixth-grader Karis and first-grader Hadassah.
Nathan and his dad are natives of Madison. “My mom was from Georgia. They lived there when they first got married so she could finish college but moved back here shortly before I was born,” Nathan said.
Q&A
Q: Where do you like to go to eat out?
A: Chick-fil-A, Guadalajara, Chuck Wagon BBQ, Papa Murphy’s and China Buffet.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Barbecue, stuffed pizza and sesame chicken.
Q: What are your favorite sports teams?
A: Alabama Crimson Tide and Dallas Cowboys.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: “I like to play football and soccer in my backyard and practice place-kicking the football. My dad plays with me a lot, especially soccer and Frisbee,” Nathan said.
“I made a homemade goalpost by attaching tall PVC pipe to the sides of our soccer goals,” he said. “I also like to write, listen to the radio and spend time with friends and family.”

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