MEAD — In simply signing his name to piece of paper on Wednesday, Mead senior quarterback Riley Glynn accomplished a number of different things.
Signing alongside several of his teammates, Glynn and the Mavericks put a fitting pin in the 2016 football season, which was the best in the program's history. He also set up a reunion with a friend and former teammate whom he grew up playing with once he arrives at Black Hills State.
Needless to say, national Signing Day was a good day to be a Mead Mavericks.
"I just really liked what they do up there (at Black Hills State)," said Glynn, who had 24 touchdown passes and just one interception as a senior. "It has a lot to do with what we do here at Mead, which is based a lot off the community and what kind of man you are becoming, not just being a football player. I'm going up there with one of my best friends, Tyler Gibbs from Silver Creek, so I'm really excited to play with him again."
Not only will Gibbs be teaming back up with Glynn in college, but Silver Creek seniors Anthony Allman and George Ramirez also signed to play football at Black Hills State on Wednesday. They will join Silver Creek alumni Zane Lindsey, Trey Fleming and Ben Sjobakken to help fill out the roster with even more players who played their high school football in Longmont.
Also signing to play football from Mead, Shane Miyake signed to play at Dordt College and Garrett Borger signed to play at Wheaton College.
"This is a direct result of hard work, dedication and sacrifice," Mavericks head coach Jason Klatt said. "All three guys have sacrificed whatever they could to make our team better and they were a big reason for us having the best season we've ever had this year. They really embody what Mead football is about, to be a part of something bigger than yourself, and these guys have done that for four years."
Also at Mead on Wednesday, Ali Osborn signed to play softball at Doane University. Osborn batted .367 with 20 runs and 11 RBIs her senior season for the Mavericks.
At Silver Creek, Emily Feller signed with University of Colorado-Colorado Springs women's soccer, Sara Findley signed to swim for Carthage College, Mikayla Gaffney signed with Houghten College women's soccer, Khari Harrison signed with Colorado Mesa football and Andrew Van Dyke signed with Cornerstone University baseball.