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McKENZIE (February 5) — A signing ceremony was held Wednesday in the McKenzie High School theatre as senior Micah Austin put pen to paper to continue his football career with the Bethel …
McKENZIE (February 5) — A signing ceremony was held Wednesday in the McKenzie High School theatre as senior Micah Austin put pen to paper to continue his football career with the Bethel University Wildcats. He was joined by coaches, teachers, classmates, teammates and family members.
McKenzie Head Coach Wade Comer welcomed everyone and expressed his pride in Micah and the football program. He noted that it’s becoming a regular occurrence to have players signed to play at the next level. He added that “the good thing is he’ll be right across the road and we can see him play.”
Before he put his name on the bottom line, Micah thanked his family, friends and God.
In an interview with The Banner, Comer called Micah an “outstanding player.” He said that he was proud to have the senior back on the team after missing his sophomore and junior seasons. Comer praised his play at running back and on defense.
Micah told The Banner he chose football over basketball because it’s “always been my sport” and that it comes naturally to him. He hopes to go and make a difference at Bethel, which he chose because it’s in his hometown. “I want to try to be a hometown hero. Everything’s about home.”
He’ll play for the Wildcats at running back and major in criminal justice.
On being a Rebel, he said, “I’ve gone to McKenzie since Kindergarten. I’ve grown up around the sports here and seen top players. It feels good to be a Rebel.”