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Royal’s Brody Nelson Has Spectacular Season

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

Brody Nelson, #28 running back for the Martensville Royals high school football team, had an outstanding season this year, helping them earn the title of 9-Man Provincial Champions this past weekend. Nelson really made his Senior year with the Royals count. Being undefeated all season, Nelson contributed to this four-game regular season winning streak, running for 1056 yards, had 56 carries and 16 touchdowns. In his three playoff games he ran for 1115 yards, had 57 carries and 15 touchdowns. He will also be joining the U of S Huskies football team for the 2022 season.

Nelson started his football career playing Flag, Peewee and Bantam with the Martensville Maddogs. Through his Saskatoon Minor Football career in 2018 and 2019 he played with U16 North Sask and Team Sask in 2019 winning the Western Challenge gold medal. He also claimed the title of Offensive MVP. In 2021 he played with North Sask Varsity All Stars.

When he started playing with the Royals in 2019, he was in Grade 10. After four weeks he became a starter and had nine touchdowns in the regular season and four in the playoffs. They took a loss to Melfort in the Provincial Final and Nelson was awarded Rookie of the Year. He also gave back to the community that year by helping coach the Peewee Maddogs.

When I asked Nelson about his experience playing football in Martensville he stated that the football programs have always been very well run, with great coaches starting at the flag level all the way up to high school.

“Head Coach Lyle Evanisky was my first high school coach and he taught me a lot. This year our new Head Coach Craig Robertson and coaching staff coached us to a Provincial Championship. The High School coaching staff have always been great. Moving forward I am grateful to work with Coach Evanisky again as I have committed with the U of S Huskies. I can’t wait to grow, learn and become a great football player under Coach Flory and the Huskies,” said Nelson.

Nelson also went on to say that he highly recommends doing every camp out there. Saskatoon Minor Football runs a spring Academy that gets you ready for your high school season.

“My two seasons with the Martensville Royals will always be a huge part of my heart.”

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