FOOTBALL

Two Ascension football players make commitments

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
East Ascension tight end Kade Waguespack committed to the Air Force Academy. Photo by Dewey Keller.

The football season is over in Ascension parish, and National Signing Day is rapidly approaching. That means many players are finally coming around and making their commitments.

Just recently, two parish players did just that In East Ascension tight end Kade Waguespack and Dutchtown offensive tackle Hunter Austin.

Waguespack has committed to play football at the Air Force Academy.

The Spartan star is a two-sport athlete for East Ascension. In addition to the football squad, he is also a starter on the baseball team.

Waguespack was an honorable mention all-district player during his junior year of Spartan football. He showed even greater improvement for his senior campaign--giving the Spartans great production on both the ground and through the air as a tight end.

On the strength of his solid play, he was named first-team All-District 5-5A as he helped lead East Ascension to the second round of the playoffs.

Waguespack has also been selected to play in the US Army Red Stick Bowl All-Star Game--which is set for Dec. 21.

As for Dutchtown offensive tackle Hunter Austin, he recently made his commitment to Nicholls State.

Austin and the Griffins didn't have the type of year they were hoping for, but they represented themselves well in the playoffs. They went on the road and were narrowly edged out by No. 7 Barbe in the opening round.

Throughout the year, Austin helped pave the way for a very productive Griffin rushing attack led by first-team all-district running back Fitell Bolding and second-team all-district back Kajuan Coleman.

Austin was an honorable mention all-district lineman in his junior year and this past season, he was named second-team All-District 5-5A.

He will now be playing under newly-named head coach Tim Rebowe--who was a longtime assistant at UL-Lafayette.