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Bradford’s Parks to play football at Tabor College

Bradford High School senior Markel Parks signs a letter of intent to play football at Tabor College. He is seated between his parents, Louis Parks and Dawn Hall, while BHS head coach Steve Reynolds looks on.

Bradford High School senior Markel Parks signs a letter of intent to play football at Tabor College. He is seated between his parents, Louis Parks and Dawn Hall, while BHS head coach Steve Reynolds looks on.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY

Staff Writer

He didn’t like football when he first began playing in ninth grade, but Bradford High School senior Markel Parks eventually fell in love with the sport.

Now, he’s got the chance to extend his playing days, signing a letter of intent to play at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan.

Parks received an offer from the school in the mail not long before signing his official paperwork during a signing ceremony on April 11 in the BHS media center.

“I was jumping up and down on the couch,” Parks said, describing his reaction to Tabor’s offer.

Bradford head coach Steve Reynolds said the defensive lineman is a raw talent that should get even better at the next level.

“If he gets there early, applies himself throughout the summer and learns the system, I don’t see why he can’t get on the field next year,” Reynolds said. “I think he’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

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