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Stewart signs to play football at Walsh

| April 18, 2018

Keith Stewart (right) signed his letter of intent to play football at Walsh University on April 16 in the library at River View High School. He is pictured with his mother Laureen Crossley. Josie Sellers | Beacon

WARSAW – Keith Stewart signed his letter of intent on April 16 to continue his football career at Walsh University.

“I like the atmosphere there,” said the River View High School senior. “There are good people up there and they like to help.”

Stewart will play safety for Walsh, which is located in North Canton.

“I always wanted to play college ball and now that I have the chance I’m going to take it,” he said.

Laureen Crossley is looking forward to continuing to watch her son compete.

“It feels good to see him sign his letter and I like that it’s a smaller college,” she said.

River View’s head coach Mike Hemming said Walsh is getting a very athletic football player who is quite capable to playing on both sides of the ball.

“Playing at the next level is a challenge, but I think it’s one he can achieve,” Hemming said.

Stewart is the first football player that Hemming is sending to college during his tenure as head coach.

“It’s a good feeling, but it’s especially good for the kids and the program,” Hemming said. “It’s nice to see him be able to get to the next level and be able to get an education.”

Hemming also played football at Walsh.

“It’s great to see him go there, but I didn’t pressure him whatsoever,” he said. “He fell in love with the campus and what it had to offer him.”

Stewart said he is planning to become a dentist. He encourages his younger teammates to not give up on their dreams.

“Trust the process and follow what your coaches tell you to do,” Stewart said.

Category: High School, Sports

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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