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Obi Iwuagwu Continues to Impress at the Eight Man Level

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MADISON (WKOW) -

He could be the best high school player in the state, that you've probably never heard of. Obi Iwuagwu plays for Madison Abundant Life, an eight man team in the Great Eight South Conference. Through two games this season he's found the end zone ten times and is averaging 236.5 yards rushing per contest.

"I think a lot of people say, oh he plays eight man, like this is not as good you know?" Said Iwuagwu. "I think if I were to go one on one with a receiver you would see the talent there."

College ball is likely in the future for Obi. North Dakota has offered and Wisconsin has shown interest, a promising future for a kid that came to the U.S. from Nigeria with his mom at just eight years old.

"It was hard to transition. I had a really thick accident, and it was kind of hard to fit in, but for the most part it was a really good move for me." Said Iwuagwu.
"He came in as a 6th grader and played in our middle school program that we had back then. a tackle program, and he was a pudgy little 6th grader." Said Challengers head coach Mark Martinez. "He wasn't a great athlete at the time, and i had no idea he was going to mature into the young man that he has become."

Obi has found a home playing sports. He has been all state in track and field and all conference in basketball, but it's the gridiron that has his heart.

Iwuagwu said, "It's been a great journey actually. I've grown a lot. In myself, just knowing myself and knowing that i don't need anyone else's approval. it's been a great journey for me."

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