Bobcats book their football futures

Local high school seniors make commitments to continue education as student-athletes

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Four Marshalltown High School seniors gathered in the team room in the Roundhouse to sign their letters of intent on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left, Mason Monk, Spencer Finch, Chayton French and Ryan Huffman, and Bobcat head football coach Adam Goodvin, standing.

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Four Marshalltown High School seniors gathered in the team room in the Roundhouse to sign their letters of intent on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left, Mason Monk, Spencer Finch, Chayton French and Ryan Huffman, and Bobcat head football coach Adam Goodvin, standing.

Four Marshalltown boys were given the opportunity to join the National Signing Day festivities on Wednesday, as Ryan Huffman, Chayton French, Spencer Finch and Mason Monk all signed their letters of intent in the team room at the Roundhouse in the morning.

Huffman will be attending Wartburg College with an eye on winning the kicking competition, Finch is going to Simpson College to play on the offensive line, Monk will be attending Grand View University and competing for a spot on the defensive line, and French will also be playing defense for Ellsworth Community College.

MHS head football coach Adam Goodvin said this is a great opportunity not only for his players, but for the Bobcat program.

“It’s definitely exciting for these four and it shows that anyone in the future of this program can go on and play at the next level if they choose,” Goodvin said. “It’s exciting for not only these guys but for the rest of their teammates.”

Huffman was almost perfect kicking point-after attempts for Marshalltown, going 34-for-35 on PATs in the last two years. Both Monk and French were big parts of an improved defensive line this year, while Goodvin said Finch was a welcome voice of leadership on the offensive line.

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“Huffman was our kicker and he has been for the last two years, he did a great job and we could really rely on him,” Goodvin said. “With Chayton and Mason on the defensive line they both did an outstanding job. They both got a lot of playing time the last two years and they really worked their tails off. Spencer on the offensive line was a great senior for us this year and we could rely on him to know his job and get things done.”