Ritchey signs with Univer­sity of West Ge­or­gia

The Covington News - - Sports - By Ja­son Mur­dock

Let’s face it — of­fen­sive line­men don’t get nearly enough credit they de­serve.

Of course, that proved to be the case Sun­day af­ter New Eng­land’s Tom Brady was sacked five times in a 17-14 loss to the New York Gi­ants dur­ing Su­per Bowl XLII.

How­ever, on Wed­nes­day’s Na­tional Sign­ing Day, East­side se­nior of­fen­sive line­man Jor­dan Ritchey re­ceived the ul­ti­mate recog­ni­tion — a full schol­ar­ship to play foot­ball at the Univer­sity of West Ge­or­gia.

“We’re ex­cited about hav­ing a mem­ber of the East­side and Cov­ing­ton com­mu­nity join our foot­ball pro­gram,” said West Ge­or­gia coach Daryl Dickey.

Be­sides par­ents Don and Paige Ritchey, none could be more proud than East­side head coach Rick Hurst.

Ac­cord­ing to Hurst, it will be Ritchey’s work ethic and at­ti­tude he’ll miss most next year.

“Last sea­son Jor­dan re­ally turned it on,” said Hurst, “and I thought he had a great year. He def­i­nitely an­chored our of­fen­sive line. When you’ve got four se­niors up there, you ex­pect to be pretty good, but he brought an­other di­men­sion.”

Hurst refers to Ritchey’s


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