Seventeen parish athletes, including six Parkway football players, signed with colleges Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Three Parkway players — running back/receiver William McKnight, receiver Jared Lancaster and defensive back Juwon Johnson — signed with Southern Arkansas.
Defensive back Dante Williams signed with Louisiana Tech, offensive lineman Kameron Eloph with Houston and tight end Artavious Lynn with the University of Massachusetts.
All six Parkway players made first-team All-Parish. They helped the Panthers go 21-3 over the past two seasons and reach the 2013 Class 5A state championship game.
Airline defensive lineman Charlie Matthews signed with Northwestern State.
Matthews was the 2013 All-Parish Defensive MVP and a first-team selection in 2014. Two-time All-Parish offensive lineman Caleb Thomas signed with Louisiana College. Defensive end Keondre Dawson signed with Southern Arkansas.
Four Haughton players signed — quarterback Will Haines (Southern Arkansas), receiver Javonte Woodard (Louisiana Tech), offensive lineman Kody Cameron (East Texas Baptist) and offensive lineman Ja’marcia Banks (East Texas Baptist).
Woodard, Haines and Banks were 2014 All-Parish first-team selections.
Three Benton players signed — defensive lineman Keon Coleman (Southern Arkansas), receiver Tyler Stephens (Louisiana College) and defensive back/punter Jordan White (Southern Arkansas).
Parkway All-Parish soccer player Liz Knight signed with Louisiana College.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com