Covert and Gamble sign with Westminster
By: Ed Weaver | WellsboroFootball.com | April 21, 2014
Seniors Wyatt Covert and Blake Gamble will continue their football careers at Westminster College in the fall.
Covert led the team with 110 during the Hornets' 10-1 2013 season and was second on the team in rushing with 482 yards on 92 carries and 9 touchdowns. Gamble helped anchor one of Wellsboro's best offensive lines as they accumulated 4,750 yards of total offense during the season with almost 2,000 of those yards coming from the ground game.
"I'm so happy to be starting another part of my life at Westminster, and to be able to play football there is a blessing," commented Gamble. "The whole process was stressful, deciding what school I liked for academics and one I would want to play at was very hard but when it came down to it I liked Westminster the best. The coaching staff is new, young, and experienced at every level of college football. I know I wouldn't have made if this far if it wasent for my coaching staff over the past three years, with coach Steve Boyce convincing me to start playing football my sophomore year. The next few years won't be easy, but I'm confident it will be very enjoyable, and rewarding."
"I chose Westminister due due to their strong science dept and the chance to play on the next level for football," Covert said. "My high school football career has been a great experience and life changing process. It has been a wonderful blessing and I want to thank my coaches and my hard working teammates."
Both athletes were three-year members of the team that started turning the program around with Coach Boyce and then under current head coach Matt Hildebrand for the Hornets' best record in program history.
"Blake and Wyatt have both worked very hard to get where they are today," Hildebrand said. "Both of these young men will be an asset to the Westminster College football program. Throughout their high school careers both Wyatt and Blake were staples in the weight room, and would lead by example both on and off the field. I believe that both of these young men have what it takes to succeed at the next level both on the football field and in the classroom. From myself, the entire coaching staff and Wellsboro Football Program we are very proud of both them."
WellsboroFootball.com would like to congratulate Blake and Wyatt on their signing and wish them the best of luck during their college careers. WellsboroFootball.com would also like to thank Robin Palmer of the Wellsboro Gazette for the picture.
Ed Weaver is the owner of Circle W Sports in Wellsboro, PA, is the Sports Director for The Home Page Network and the creator of WellsboroAthletics.com and WellsboroFootball.com. You can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.