Two Seahawks sign on to college football

Seahawk cake

The cake to celebrate the football signings

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 03:07 PM.

Two Franklin County Seahawks are headed to the college football ranks, after each signed a four-year athletic scholarship deal Monday morning at a joyous celebration in the high school gym.

At a ceremony conducted by Seahawks Coach Aaron York, and flanked by the entire football coaching staff, senior Alex Causey, who will graduate May 29, and Chase Golden, a 2013 Franklin County High School grad, each signed commitments to their respective colleges

Causey, last season’s offensive most valuable player for the Seahawks, is headed west to Louisiana College, York’s alma mater, where he is expected to play slot receiver for the Div. III Wildcats, the second winningest team in Louisiana.

Golden will be going south to Lake Wales, to play offensive lineman for the Warner University Royals, a program now in its third year playing in the Sun Conference of the NAIA.

“It’s a reflection of your school, your community, and who they’re in contact with, their families,” said York.

He said the first thing coaches ask him, when they’re scouting a potential recruit, is “tell me about the kid’s character.” Following that, the coaches want to know about the student’s grades and test scores, and only after that, do they look carefully at the young student’s athleticism, and ask to see their game films.

In both Causey and Golden’s cases, their game films speak for themselves. The 6’2” 300-pound Golden was a standout on both sides of the ball, and played both basketball and baseball. After graduation, he worked last season as a volunteer assistant coach for York. He plans to major in physical education, to eventually be a football coach.

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