By Chase Chandler and Tyler Clemens
The William Penn family celebrated four student athletes on February 3rd. These athletes had the moment of their lives when they signed letters of intent to play college football. Frank Burton signed with Ball State University; Chigozirim “Chi Chi” Amachi, the University of Delaware; Titus Nelson, Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania; and Elijah Lewis with the University of New Hampshire.
The William Penn football program has benefited from these young men and their respective colleges are hoping to benefit from them, too.
Football coach Marvin Dooley was very excited that four of his players were going on to play college football. He said, “ I am very happy for them and proud of how well they have have matured over these years.”
Burton said that he is excited to experience new surroundings and start his own legacy. On the other hand, Amachi stated he is excited to play football at the University of Delaware and play in front of his family and friends on his home stage..
Ms. Periales, athletic director for William Penn said, “The last three years, these players have been a part of a championship run and have accomplished it once out of those three, so these high school experiences will prepare them for playing at the next level”. She also wished these men the best of luck and said she hopes that they “find their groove” and succeed at the next level.
There will be another signing day later in the year as there are still some athletes who have not decided which college they will sign with. The date of the next signing day will be announced at a later date.