By Dave Rogers
For The News

At least 10 members of West Orange-Stark’s state champions are set to accept football scholarships Wednesday.
The Mustangs will hold a signing day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 8:30 a.m. at the Library lecture room at the high school.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville will hold a signing ceremony for two players at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Neither Bridge City nor Orangefield were expecting any Wednesday football signings, according to their coaches.
Quarterback Jack Dallas, Offensive Player of the Game for the Mustangs’ 2015 and 2016 state championship wins, is headed to Lamar to play both football and baseball.
“They recruited me first for baseball and a couple of months later they recruited me for football,” Dallas said.
The firing of coach Ray Woodard in November was a source of concern for the player, but Woodard’s replacement, Mike Schultz, was quick to contact Dallas after getting the job in late December.
“The new coach came in and he told me they’d honor my scholarship,” Dallas said. “I’m excited to get out there.”
Two-way tackle Morris Joseph, the coaches’ pick as District 12-4A MVP, is expected to sign with Texas-San Antonio, a Division I FBS school.
Keyshawn Holman is expected to sign with NCAA Division III Texas Lutheran University while Kentavious “K.J.” Miller and Justin Brown are aiming at NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist University.
The trio of Te’ron Brown, Malick Phillips and Mandel Turner-King are set to sign with Kilgore College, Jeremiah Shaw with Navarro College and Cory Skinner with Tyler Junior College.
At LC-M, Trey Guillory is set to sign with the Air Force Academy while Brandon Jenkins will sign with Kilgore College.