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Two BlackHawks sign to play for Newberry College

By Clint Parker

NBHS – Two North Buncombe High School students and teammates signed to play football for the same college, Newberry College, a Division II college, Wednesday morning (Feb. 6). Seniors Spencer Harris and Jackson Ramsey will be suiting up to play for the South Carolina college come fall. They appeared at a media event in the North Buncombe High School’s media center to announce their signing.

Harris, who was scholar athlete of the week in last week’s Tribune, says he’s been told that Newberry is planning on using him as an offensive lineman. “I’m very excited! You know just playing another four years of football. I love the sport and I’m just ready to go,” said Harris. Spencer is the son of Tina and Roger Harris of Weaverville. Harris is undecided on his major.

“That’s great,” said Ramsey about signing to play football with Newberry. “I know it’s a step up, and it’s going to be way harder competition, but I get to keep doing the thing I love! Football is my passion! It’s one of the most incredible offers I’ve ever had.”

Reflecting on his time as a member of the North Buncombe Football Team, Ramsey said, “We came from nothing…we had a season where we won no games. Now we made it to the play-offs my senior year and I think it’s the best thing to go off of and I cannot thank my coaches enough!” Jackson is the son of Kelly Dillingham and Scott Ramsey. He plans on studying education. “I really want to be a history teacher,” Jackson told the Tribune.

According to Wikipedia, “Newberry College is a private Lutheran liberal arts college in Newberry, South Carolina. It has 1,042 students…Newberry College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor’s degrees. Newberry College is also a member of the Council of Independent Colleges, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America, the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities, the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division II).”

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