October 22, 2013

Junior DB Nafees Lyon is emerging

On Monday, The Wolfpacker introduced readers to junior corner Amari Henderson of Charlotte Mallard Creek High.

Henderson is one half of a junior class duo trying to fill in for the departed Brian Walker and Anthony Covington, who left Mallard Creek last year and signed with UNC and Appalachian State respectively.

The other half is junior Nafees Lyon, a 5-foot-10, 165-pounder who also doubles as Mallard Creek's kick returner. Lyon showed some of his playmaking abilities in the Mallard Creek's significant 38-21 home win over talented Cornelius (N.C.) Hough High, scooping up a fumble on the game's first play and returning it for a touchdown.

For Lyon, it has been a season all about getting better.

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