Frenship quartet sign letters of intent
It took a matter of minutes for the Frenship High School library to fill up and congratulations to spread throughout theroom Wednesday morning.
The Tigers’ Jacob Piel, Margaret Gaydon, Allison Scott and Alicia Rodriguez signed their national letters of intent to play collegiately.
Piel led the quartet and inked to play football at Angelo State, which was a dream come true for the 6-foot-3, 235-pound lineman.
“Ever since I started my football career I fell in love with it,” he said. “I knew I could make it to the next level if I trusted the process andthat is just what I did. That has always been a goal of mine.”
He added: “I am excited. I am fired up and now it’s official. I can really look forward to it, for sure.”
The Class 6A all-state honorable mention selection finished his senior campaign with 56 tackles, eight for a loss, four forced fumbles andthree sacks.
Gaydon said she decided her sophomore year she wanted to be a multi-sport athlete — Wayland Baptist provided her with the opportunityto do so at the next level.
“I didn’t know if I wanted to do basketball or track,” said the future Flying Queen, who signed with Wayland. “(This) way I can do both.”
Gaydon has helped lift the Tigers basketball squad to a 24-7 overall and 8-0 district mark, with the outright title in sight. The No. 16Wayland Baptist women’s basketball team is currently 18-2 overall and 9-1 in conference play.
Frenship girls basketball coach Trent Hilliard said Gaydon is a versatile athlete on the court. She averages 10 points a game, fourrebounds, three steals and three assists.
Scott and Rodriguez wrapped up the ceremony, signing to play soccer at Lubbock Christian University and University of the Southwest(Hobbs, New Mexico), respectively.
“It’s exciting. I am excited to further my career,” Rodriguez said. “I love soccer, so, it’s just (great) to be able to do it.”
Scott said: “It has always been kind of like a dream. I felt that if I worked hard enough I could do it.
The Frenship girls soccer team, which is 8-3 currently, reached the Region I-6A quarterfinals last season.
Scott is a four-year letter winner, three time all-district selection and was the 2016 District 2-6A Offensive MVP. Rodriguez is a one-yearletter winner.
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