Ellwood players sign scholarships

Published 8:42pm Saturday, February 18, 2012

Corey, who also played offensive and defensive lineman for Ellwood, said he’s grateful for the opportunity and it’s going to take dedication on the field and in the books to be successful at Huntingdon.

“It feels good,” Corey said. “It’s going a lot of hard work and getting in the books to keep going.”

Corey’s mother Elizabeth Stringer said she’s proud of her son and although it’ll be hard to see him go, she knows it’s necessary.

“It feels good and I hope he can make the transition successfully,” Elizabeth said. “It’s going to be hard sending him off, but I know he has to do what he has to do.”

Ellwood Christian Academy head football coach Mike Stokes said seeing players move forward to the next level academically and athletically is just as much a measure of the program’s success as wins and losses.

“That’s my success. I love to win on the field, but seeing those guys getting a chance to go and play again, that’s how I measure success also,” Stokes said.

“It’s gratifying because they have put in some hard work, and dealing with me in the weight room and on the field is rough, so they deserve it.”

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