To close out National Signing Day in Ascension Parish, there were two other schools that celebrated the big day, and East Ascension hosted another signing for two softball players.

To close out National Signing Day in Ascension Parish, there were two other schools that celebrated the big day, and East Ascension hosted another signing for two softball players.

Early on Wednesday, East Ascension celebrated their football team as nine of their gridiron standouts signed with colleges. That evening, they honored a couple of softball stalwarts.

Seniors Rachel Ducote and Brynnen Gautreau inked their letters of intent. Ducote signed with Christian Brothers University, while Gautreau signed with Lindenwood University.

Ducote has made the all-district and All-Parish teams two years in a row, including last season when she made first-team All-District 5-5A and second-team All-Parish.

She hit .379 as a junior short stop.

Gautreau had a breakout year as a junior. She became the Lady Spartans' starting catcher and hit .361, on her way to being named both first-team all-district and All-Parish.

The duo helped East Ascension have a resurgent season as they improved from a nine-win team that missed the playoffs to a 19-12 squad that reached the second round of the postseason.

This season, they will try to keep the momentum going as they return, along with other key players such as Jada Goodlow and Landrey Gautreau.

Four players from three separate sports signed at Dutchtown.

Two of the signees came from the football team. Wide receiver Terry Matthews signed with Ellsworth Community College, and defensive lineman Shane Levy signed with Missouri Valley College.

Matthews was not only one of the Griffins' top receivers this year, but he was a very dangerous return specialist. He made first-team all-district as a returner. He was second-team All-Parish as both a returner and a wideout.

Levy was a key player on a stout Dutchtown defensive line.

Defensive back Jordan Jackson was also at the signing to share the moment with his teammates. During the early signing period, Jackson signed with Nicholls.

Dutchtown also had a soccer signee. Riley Ely signed with Milsaps College.

Ely had a huge junior season for the Lady Griffins as she was named first-team all-district en route to leading her team to a district championship. She was also selected by Maxpreps as the team's MVP.

Despite being sidelined by an arm injury for much of her senior season, she was still selected to play in the Louisiana High-School Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.

Dutchtown had an accomplished swimmer in Wes Daniel sign with Layola College.

At the Swim League Championships this season, Daniel finished third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.20. That was good enough to earn him a spot on the Baton Rouge area All-Metro first team.

Finally, Donaldsonville High had three football players sign on Wednesday evening.

Defensive back Christian Bell signed with Garden City Junior College in Kansas, and both wide receiver Jeffery Johnson and defensive back Savon Landry signed with Arkansas Baptist.

All three players were first-team All-District 10-3A and All-Parish selections this season.

Bell made the first unit for both teams as an athlete. He made the second unit of each team as a defensive back.

Landry was a first-team selection on both teams as a defensive back, and Johnson was a first-team selection on both teams as a wideout.