Columbus North brought the energy to the stadium to snap its four-game losing streak against Columbus East. Last season, the Bull Dogs blew a 10-point first half lead against the Olympians and were here to win. North scored the game’s final 21 points to rally from a 13-9 deficit and finished the game with a 30-13 victory.
David will be a three-year varsity letterman and is expected to be a two-year letterman in varsity wrestling. Last season, David was chosen for the Class 6A All-State team by the Associated Press, Class 6A Junior All-State by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and first-team all-conference Indiana. He also was a regional qualifier in the 285-pound weight class in wrestling. David is a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He plans to attend Western Michigan University and major in Civil Engineering.
Brayden is a 2-year letter winner for the East Olympian Football squad. He was a valuable member of the 11-1 2016 Hoosier Hills Conference championship Football Team. Brayden has a 4.17 GPA and ranks 8th out of 374 in his graduating class. Off of the football field he is a member of the Future Farmers of America, National Honor Society and serves as an Ambassador at Columbus Signature Academy. Brayden will attend Purdue University next fall and major in Pre-Veterinarian Science.
Kyle played in the Columbus North-Columbus East rivalry as the Bulldogs starting quarterback as a junior and senior. In 2010, Kyle completed 12 of 17 passes for 143 yards as CN prevailed 42-21. In 2011, Kyle ran for one touchdown and threw for another while completing 14 of 20 for 163 yards in a 45-40 triumph. At the end of that season, Kyle was named a Scholar- Athlete Award winner for the national Football Foundation. He went on to play in 18 games over three seasons as a member of the Ball State University Football Team.
Steven O’Neal, as a senior captain for Columbus East last season, ran for 194 yards on 22 carries averaging 8.8 yards per carry while scoring 2-touchdowns, including a 63 yard touchdown run, during last year’s 28-21 victory over Columbus North. His lone reception of 5 yards gave Steven 199 total offensive yards during last year’s contest. Steven played a major role in last year’s 11-1 Hoosier Hills Conference Team Championship. He was also a valuable member of the track program ending his career advancing to the state meet in the 200 meter dash. Steven is continuing his football career at Marshall University.