By Mat Bryant, The JOURNAL
The schools have been chosen and the paperwork has been signed. On Wednesday, February 7 the Demon coaching staff and family members looked on as six seniors signed their letter of intent to play football at the next level. Coach Garrison Carter thinks there could be two more.
?To have as many as eight kids from one 3A school going on to play at the next level is incredible,? said Carter.
Jaivonn Willis and Caleb Woodson will take their talents to Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge next fall. ?Jaivonn is a special talent. It is not a secret to anyone that has seen him play over the last four years. He has created such an offensive advantage for us when he?s on the field,? commented Carter. ?Caleb is a great success story. He has come a long ways in his time in this program. He is a great kid and is going to do great things in life,? continued Carter.
Ryan Reighard has signed on to continue playing at Iowa State University. Carter had this to say about Reighard, ?I can?t say enough good things about Ryan. He is the epitome of hard work, toughness, and leadership. I have no doubt these attributes will allow him to excel at Iowa State.?
Cale Hobscheidt is moving north to Cedar Rapids and will play for Coe. ?Cale exploded onto the scene for us this season. His numbers alone speak for themselves. He was phenomenal on both sides of the ball for us, and made some huge plays when we had to have them all season,? stated Carter.
Anthony Torres is taking his kicking leg to William Penn in Oskaloosa. Carter summed up his importance, ?Anthony will be tremendously missed in the Demon Football program. He is an awesome kid, and was a huge weapon for us on special teams. A reliable kicker is so valuable in the high school game.?
Mitchell Huisenga will play ball in Fayette as a member of the Upper Iowa University squad. ?Mitchell has been a force on our offensive line for the last three years. He is physical and mean on the field. Upper Iowa got a great one in him!?, said Carter.
Coach Carter finished with these thoughts on the group, ?This was a class near and dear to my heart. This was the first class in my coaching career that I have been able to see all the way through from freshmen-seniors. I am so proud of all that they have been able to accomplish. I think the fact that you saw six of them signing letters of intent, and at least two more still to sign, tells you a lot about how important the game of football is to them. I cannot wait to follow each of these guys? careers at the next level.?