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Clarksburg Football Players Sign College Commitments

The Clarksburg Coyotes held a signing ceremony on Wednesday for three seniors who will continue their football careers at the next level.

The three seniors who have committed to play in college are Shane Paul, Joey Perkins, and Brian Spiess.

“Today we are going to celebrate three guys,” said Clarksburg Head Coach Bob Plante. “Not only are they great athletes, but they are better people.”

Shane Paul will attend and play football at Catholic University in

Washington, DC. “At the beginning of (camp), I didn’t even have Shane as a starter on either side of the ball,” said Plante, “but every time I turned around all he did was Shane making a play. By the start of the season, he was playing on offense and defense. It is about effort and toughness, and he exemplifies that.”

Perkins was the starting quarterback for the Coyotes for three years, who has committed to attend Alvernia University in Reading, Penn. “Joey Perkins is a great athlete and again great student. He is 148 pounds of bone, but he’s all heart. I think Alverina saw that in him. They saw that he is a good student and a good man of quality character.”

“When college coaches come in to talk to me about players,” said Plante, “the first thing they question they ask is, ‘Tell me about his person? Tell me about his character? Is he a good student? How does he treat his parents?”

Ben Spiess was a two-year captain at Clarksburg who will attend Salisbury University in Wicomico County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “Ben is a great student. Great student-athlete, a three-sport guy, he also ran indoor and outdoor track. He’s a great student that is the bottom line, a quality person. He not only leads our team on the field, but he leads our community off the field


Top: Clarksburg High School held a signing ceremony for three seniors from the football team who will continue their career and studies in college next season; Shane Paul, Joey Perkins, and Ben Spiess.

Next: Shane Paul (5) played offense and defensive back. Here he’s running back in interception during a game against Wheaton last season, he will play at Catholic University next year.

Next: Joey Perkins (3) was a three-year starting quarterback for the Coyotes and will play at Alverina University next year.

Next: Ben Spiess (10) was a two-year captain for the Coyotes and will play at Salisbury University next year.

Video: Coach Bob Plante honors the seniors from the Clarksburg Coyotes football team.

Photos and video by Germantown Pulse.

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