A pair of former San Lorenzo Valley High and Cabrillo College quarterbacks — Mike Volarvich and Nick Noce — are helping unbeaten offensive juggernaut Henderson State climb the NCAA Division II rankings.
After beating East Central 49-14 on Saturday, the Arkansas-based Reddies (8-0) climbed from No. 18 to 14 in the most recent national poll, which came out Tuesday.
Volarvich — who also played at Kentucky State and had tryouts with the NFL’s 49ers and Dolphins — is the offensive coordinator and quarterback’s coach. Noce — who shined at Arkansas State, led the Red Wolves to the 2005 New Orleans Bowl and had a tryout with the NFL’s Cowboys — is a graduate assistant for the Reddies.
The Reddies lead the nation in points per game (55.8 average). Their lowest point total this season has been 38 points.
The Reddies have run for 18 touchdowns (Jarvis Smith and Kevin Nichols each lead the team with seven scores) and passed for 37 TDs, 36 by starter Kevin Rodgers.
Henderson State is averaging 376 yards passing per game and 139 rushing.
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