Two Russell County players sign scholarships last week 

By Tyania Freeney

Last week  on National Signing Day, family, friends and members of the Russell County School System gathered together to celebrate the signing of two Russell County High School football players, Jalan Harbour and Keyshawn Stevenson. Harbour is the safety for the Warriors and signed to play for the Highland Scotties at the same position. Stevenson is the Warrior quarterback and hopes to be a receiver for the Georgia Prep Sports Academy Lions, where he signed. 

Dwight Jones, Warrior head coach, had nothing but great things to say about both players. “I have not been the head coach here for very long, but I could tell you many stories about them,” Jones said. “Those boys were willing to help us make the transition necessary so that we could be successful in the midst of a difficult change. They were here early and stayed late. They took on leadership roles on the field and in the weight room. Jalan particularly put in some hard work these last couple of months. But they got a good foundation here and they just need to continue to get bigger and stronger.”

Stevenson gives credit to his older sister, Dominique Stevenson, for being his toughest coach. “I’ve been playing football since I was five years-old and she was always there pushing me to be better,” he said. The quarterback hopes to still be playing football in five years. 

Harbour and Stevenson hope to continue to make their families, friends and school proud as they go forward. 

Shelia Baker, RCHS principal, is already proud of their accomplishments. “I know they are going to do well,” Baker said. “They are a good representation of what we are trying  to do here.”