"They love to play for Northside and they play 100 mph," says Kinsler. "Tubby McCall has started three seasons. This year he has played corner and some safety. Kentrez has started for two seasons and played some strong safety. They helped set a school record this year for most interceptions with 18 as a unit. They are just a close-knit bunch , and I am lucky to have them."
Senior quarterback Jadin Daniels is the engine that pulls the Northside offense. A dual threat, Daniels threw for over 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for another 1,500 and 16 touchdowns on the ground. "Our offense has been a combination of a lot of guys doing a great job," says Kinsler.
But, Jadin is sort of the catalyst, the guy who makes plays. He is a good competitor with a strong arm and has gotten better and better as the year has gone along. The great thing about Jadin is he's also the leading rusher in the region. You can't just focus on one part of his game, because he can run it as well as he can throw it and that's a plus for us."
Northside's last state championship came in 2014 and another talented signal caller led the way. Tobias Oliver is playing at Georgia Tech these days, but before leaving Northside was careful to spend some quality time with a young protege.
"When Tobias was here he kind of took Jadin under his wing," recalls Kinsler. In fact, Jadin most of the time, would spend the night over at Tobias' house. He sort of taught him at an early age, not just the football part of it, but also the intangibles."