West Plains High School seniors Sebastian Agnew, Ian Ary, Lane Jett and Dylan Swope signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday to continue their football careers. A fifth senior, Jake Swope, signed his letter of intent in December.
Agnew signed with MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan., Ary and Jett with Evangel University in Springfield, Scaggs with Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Ill., and Swope with Missouri State University in Springfield.
A ceremony was held Wednesday morning in honor of the five college-bound Zizzers.
Agnew was a four-year starter along the Zizzers offensive line and provided depth along the defensive line.
“Sebastian is the most dominant lineman I’ve ever coached,” said Zizzer Head Coach Steve Ary.
Agnew is expected to immediately contribute on the defensive line at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Ary is a three-year starter and the 2018 Ozark Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Ary finished his senior campaign with 123 tackles, nine sacks, one interception and one defensive touchdown.
“It’s hard to brag on your kid,” said Ian’s father and Head Coach Steve Ary. “The thing I am most proud of with Ian is that he never misses a day of anything.
“He has worked himself into a real good football player. He reads the offense better than anyone I have ever coached.”
Like Ian Ary, Jett is a three-year starter and All-State performer. Jett finished the year with 72 tackles, two interceptions and one sack.
“Lane brought a work ethic to our program that will be hard to replace,” said Ary. “He’s a leader. He brings it everyday in practice. He’ll take that work ethic with him and make Evangel better.”Evangel assistant coach David Flores made the trip to West Plains Wednesday to sign Ary and Jett.
“These are two high-character, Christian guys who want to win football games,” said Flores. “They are exactly the type of guys we want on and off the field.”
Scaggs has helped anchor the offensive line that has produced back-to-back 2,000-yard rushers.
“Over the past year Dylan has been one of our most improved players,” said Ary. “He found his mean streak and really upped his game last season. He has the chance to go do some big things.”
Like Scaggs, Swope helped lead the Zizzers rushing attack.
“I am really proud of Jake,” said Ary. “I am proud he found a home and I think Missouri State just got a really good football player. See the Dec. 20, 2018 edition of the Daily Quill for more on Swope’s signing.