Plainfield Central’s Bryce Douglas is a big kid who had a big game for the Wildcats in week eight of Illinois high school football. The 6’2” 320-pound nose tackle is a force up front for playoff-bound Plainfield Central, creating havoc at the line of scrimmage and causing matchup problems for offensive lines.
Providing constant pressure on the defensive line is not all that Bryce Douglas does. With booming kicking power, Douglas also serves as the Wildcats’ punter. Douglas gave the Wildcats great field position all night long last night against Plainfield East, pinning the Bengals inside the 10 yard line two times.
Just when you thought a big nose tackle that can punt was impressive, he proved to be a threat in a short-yardage situation with a one-yard touchdown. It was a play made famous by Chicago Bears legend William “The Refrigerator Perry” in Super Bowl XX, when the Monsters of the Midway bowled over the New England Patriots.
Next fall, Bryce Douglas will head to the University of Illinois to continue his football career, as he committed to the Fighting Illini over the summer. Douglas’ father Bruce played basketball for Illinois during the 80’s. Douglas and the Plainfield Central defense have not allowed a touchdown in two weeks and have two shut outs this season. The Wildcats have held opponents to single-digit points in five games, as they will enter the State Playoffs for the first time in four years.