White is 9-for-11 on field goal attempts, but Midkiff indicated neither were true misses. Both came on blocks - one by Poca and another against Hurricane. White's longest make was from 42 yards against Ripley.
Midkiff understands the importance of the kicking game.
"It's awesome to have a good kicker," Midkiff said. "Special teams is big; it's a third of the game. Anytime we get inside the 30, it's automatic that we can get points. That's good to know. On extra points, any time the set and hold (snapper Bee Lester and holder Chris Moody) is good, it's going through."
As solid as White is on the football field, he is perhaps an even better soccer player as a midfielder. Just like he has helped turn things around for the football team, he has also guided the Wildcats (10-7) to their most wins in four seasons.
"Alex is the cornerstone of the program," Nitro soccer Coach Brian Young said. "With his skill, leadership and intensity, he takes our team to the next level. Not only is he a threat to score, he gives us the ability to control the ball in the midfield. He dominates the game."
White is ecstatic his senior season has played out like it has, especially with all the losing he suffered throughout the past three seasons in each sport.
"It's been very, very difficult," White said. "I stayed at Nitro every year knowing the next year might not be so good but after my junior year, I knew it would be better. This season has really meant a lot and now we are getting back to the level where Nitro should be."