07 Feb 2008

Seven Seniors Sign To Play Collegiate Football

Seven Catholic High seniors have signed to play collegiate sports. Adam Bertrand, Gabe Guerrero, Spencer Harrell, Todd Lee, Ryan Lewis, DJ Ponder and Devan Walker will continue their athletic successes at colleges in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

Bertrand has signed with the University of Louisiana in Monroe. He played on the offensive line for the Bears and was a three-year varsity letterman. He was All District Honorable Mention his junior and senior years.

‘I chose ULM because I like the coaches and the campus. I hope to have the opportunity to start next year,’ commented Bertrand. He is the son of Denis and Diane Bertrand.

Guerrero will play for Southeastern. A tight end for the Bears, he was 2nd team All District his senior year and Academic All State Honorable Mention.

‘I really liked the coaches and the way the program is heading, commented Guerrero. ‘Southeastern is growing and they have great facilities.’

Guerrero is the son of Luis and Sol Guerrero and plans to major in dentistry.

Harrell is headed to Northwestern. He played wide receiver for CHS and was a three-year varsity letterman. He was lst Team All District his junior and senior years.

‘I loved the coaches at Northwestern and they have a great game plan. I plan to major is exercise science and the program there is very good,’ commented Harrell.

Harrell is the son of Todd and Colleen Harrell.

Lee will play for New Mexico State. A tailback and corner back for the Bears, Lee was a three-year varsity letterman. His honors include All District, All Metro and Academic All State.

‘ I chose New Mexico State because of the coaches and the feeling I had about the school,’ commented Lee.
Lee is the son of Todd and Lesley Lee and plans to major in chemical engineering.

Lewis is headed to Rice. Lewis holds three Catholic High football records: Most Yards Passing in a Career with 3998; Most Passes Attempted in a Career with 464 and Most Passes Completed in a Career with 246. Lewis was quarterback for the Bears and a three-year varsity letterman. His honors include All District for two years, Offensive MVP, All State Honorable Mention this year and All Metro for the past two years.

‘Academics are outstanding at Rice. I like the coaches, and the players seem pleased with the program,’ commented Lewis.
Lewis is the son of Max and Rhonda Lewis.

Ponder has signed with Tulane. He played quarterback and wide receiver for the Bears. He as a three-year varsity letterman and was 2nd team all District as a wide receiver. He was also Academic All State Honorable Mention.

‘Tulane is a great academic institution. The football program is on the rise and I think I have a great opportunity to play football and receive a great education,’ commented Ponder

Ponder is the son of Donald and Suzanne Ponder and plans to major in political science.

Walker will play for Southeastern. He was defensive tackle for the Bears and plans to play defensive end at Southeastern.
He was All State Honorable Mention and named to the All District and All Metro teams. He was MVP in the Red Stick Bowl All Star game. He was also named to the Coaches 1st Team All State .

‘Southeastern is rebuilding and I think the program has a lot of potential. There is a great engineering program there and I plan to major in industrial engineering,’ commented Walker.

Walker is the son of Melonie Martin.