The Fluvanna County Athletic program had three players sign on to play at the next level Wednesday, as Ashleigh Harris will play softball at Radford, Jovan Burton will play football at Hampden-Sydney, and Devin Goode will play football at Emory & Henry.
Goode says, "As a little boy, you always dream about going to play college football, and just moving as far as you can with athletics, and to have to opportunity finally here means a lot to me and my family."
Burton says, "Hampden-Sydney kind of separated itself from the pack with its constant staying in contact, and the coaches showing an interest in me as a player, and as a student."
Moving on to the next level has extra meaning for Harris.
"It means a lot," says Harris. "I'm the first one in my family to go to college, so that's a big feeling. Just the fact that I'm able to go there and play ball as well is pretty amazing."
Harris says she'll play shortstop or outfield for the Highlanders next season.
The running back Burton and linebacker Goode will both be playing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference next year, meaning the teammates since sixth grade will be going head-to-head on the field.
"We've always been teammates, we've always been really good friends," says Goode. "I think it's just going to be more competition as we get older, since we're in the same grade. We're always going to be friends, so it's always going to be good."
"It'll be different," adds Burton. "It'll be a lot different from playing in practices here, to actual games now. I know he's a great player, so it's always great to compete against him."
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:41:14 GMT
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