Jefferson senior football player Nathaniel Barbary is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. Barbary helped the J-Hawks get their first win on the gridiron since 2012. He hopes that's just the start.
"We got the first win and the streak out of the way and we want to keep it going," Barbary said.
Barbary contributed both on the offensive and defensive sides in the Jefferson win. He scored a defensive touchdown to help the J-Hawks take an early lead, which they would not relinquish.
"He's a Division I kid," Jefferson head coach Ken DuBose said. "We're looking for him to do big things. I'm excited to see him play this week."
Jefferson takes on Belvidere this Friday night as the J-Hawks try to make it two in a row.