Six Lindale Eagles football players signed to play college football recently. Signees included Kendrick Price, Tyler Segrest, Jordan Lawless, Amere Morris, and Ryan Taylor. Tayton Williams signed on February 17th.
“I was very excited,” head coach Mike Meador said. ”These kids worked hard for four years and for them to be able to go get an education, but also play football is a blessing.”
Price will go on to play football at Northwestern State University. Taylor will play at Southeastern Oklahoma State, while Segrest, Lawless, and Morris will go on to play at Tyler Junior College.
“It will be a great opportunity,” Lawless said,” Just getting to play with two of my teammates from Lindale and being able to represent Tyler Junior College.”
Lawless was the ETSN.fm East Texas Football Super Team’s first-team punter. He hit 13 of his 16 attempted field goals for the year, his longest at 48 yards.
“It was just a feeling of relief,” Morris said,”All the hard work has paid off and someone was willing to take a chance on me.”
Morris and fellow defensive lineman and future Apache player Segrest helped Lindale’s strong defense greatly, holding every team to less than 30 points and shining in the season opener against Chapel Hill.
“Keep working hard,” Meador said. “They just need to keep pushing on. What they’ve learned so far and what they will learn in football in these next years will help them be successful in life.”
Williams signed with Mid-America Nazarene University. He played as a wide receiver on offense and played in the secondary on defense.
“I’m just excited to go to college,” Williams said, “It’s the start of the next chapter of my life.”