7 Student Athletes sign at Bay Thursday
Bay High School hosted seven athletic signings for student-athletes headed to the next level.
The signings starting just after two o'clock Thursday, starting with a pair of basketball players, who are both headed to Labettee Community College in Parsons, Kansas.
Those two, Christionna Faison, a four year lettermen and team MVP the last two seasons. who finished with over a thousand points for here career.
And Yasmine Trammell, also to Labette, another four year letterman, 345 points her senior season, bouncing back from a serious ankle injury in her sophomore season.
Next up two cheerleaders, both going to Webber International in Babson Park, about an hour east of Tampa. Those two Ashanti Goodman and Danyla Ghant. Both part of a team that finished third at State in 2020.
Then three football players signed. Takari Plummer, a receiver and safety, signed with Webber. Takari scored on offense, defense and special teams last season.
Keith Manning and Tavaris Lewis both signed on with Greensboro College in North Carolina. Manning a fullback, defensive end and tackle, 50 tackles, three sacks. and Lewis an offensive guard.
A very big day indeed for the Bay athletic family, kudos to the coaches for continuing to work through the pandemic to help move these athletes along.
Bay High School Athletic Director, Michael Grady, is ecstatic for these student-athletes to perform at the next level.
"Our goal is for them to go to college and then to come back and contribute to society. And here at Bay High School we've done an excellent job of preparing our athletes. And through hard work, all of our athletes have worked very hard. And the one thing that we do want to talk about is how they affect the community. Every time one of these athletes gets a scholarship, it says to another smaller kid, in the community, that I can do that too," said Grady.
Head football coach Keith Bland added "For Bay High, it's a tradition. We have over 150, in the past, student-athletes sign scholarships. All the way back to Tommy Oliver and John Cobb. All the way to these young men today, so it's a proud tradition of Bay High School, and they're part of that legacy. To have their name perpetually placed on the wall as those student-athletes that received a football scholarship."