MARYSVILLE — For Kyle Nobach, a senior at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, finishing up the Tomahawks’ football season was difficult, simply because he didn’t want it to end.
“It’s been really fun, it’s the greatest time of my life,” he said.
The 2012 season was his best, as the Tomahawks wide receiver managed 557 receiving yards, the second most in the league, with five touchdowns. His junior season was also very successful with 16 receptions, 520 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Before his high school career made him a success, Nobach was just a kid who loved football.
“I used to watch football on TV with my dad,” he said. “I started playing the soonest you can start, 6 or 7 years old.”
After years in area youth football leagues, Nobach started playing for middle school and eventually the select team of the Marysville Knights, where they played against top athletes from around the league and even other leagues.
“Then I played all four years at M-P,” he said. “I was in JV as a freshman and then a starter as a sophomore.”
Nobach recalls the first time he started as a varsity player. He was on the JV roster, but had to fill in for another athlete who couldn’t play.
“I was nervous at first,” he said. “But it’s Friday Night Lights, it’s a great feeling. After awhile, I got a lot more comfortable with what I was doing on the field.”
For Nobach, his senior year was the best.
“Overall, the season was really good. The senior class did a really good job, and we played two or three weeks longer than everyone else. It was really successful.”
Some of his teammates are in conversation with universities but Nobach, who also plays baseball, is still undecided about his future.
“If I don’t play football for someone, I’m hoping go to Central Washington University for a four-year chemistry degree. Chemistry is hard, it’s a challenge and I like that.”
Nobach is currently enrolled in Advanced Placement chemistry, as well as two other college-level classes. He is thankful for the opportunity to play football for Marysville-Pilchuck.
“I think that the coaches at M-P are really good coaches,” he said. “They work their butts off. They are staying hours after practice and doing what needs to be done. The offensive coaches and the defensive coaches both are really great. I’m so sad that this season is over and we had to hand in our gear, but I really enjoyed playing.”