SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Former Billings Senior High School and Montana Tech star running back Nolan Saraceni returned to the football field last weekend, scoring two touchdowns for the Sioux Falls Storm in a 60-7 win over the San Diego Strike Force in Indoor Football League action on Saturday.
Saraceni finished Saturday’s game with 10 carries for 40 yards and two touchdowns, scoring on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and a 16-yard run in the fourth to help the Storm improve to 10-2 on the season.
Saraceni, a 5-foot-9, 210-pound running back, is playing in the IFL after an impressive start to his career at Senior and Tech. Despite playing in only eight games his senior year of high school, Saraceni led Class AA in rushing (1,291) and all-purpose (1,781) yards.
By the time he was a junior at Montana Tech, Saraceni was one of the best players in the NAIA. He led the nation in rushing yards (1,683) and touchdowns (20) in 2015, earning Frontier Conference offensive player of the year. He followed that up with 1,341 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns in his senior campaign in 2016 and was again named the Frontier’s offensive player of the year. Saraceni was an American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) first-team all-American both seasons.
Saraceni and the Storm are back in action on June 8, traveling to Des Moines, Iowa to play the Iowa Barnstormers (11-1).