Dublin Villager

Scioto football players sign

Two Dublin Scioto High School seniors signed letters of intent Feb. 6 to play college football.

Quarterback Evan DeMars signed with the University of Dayton, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision, and lineman Mason Sawicki signed with Division II Ohio Dominican.

Fullback William Houston previously announced he had accepted an offer to join Ohio State as a preferred walk-on.

The Irish went 8-3 overall last season, losing to Olentangy 21-17 in the first round of the Division I, Region 3 playoffs. In the OCC-Cardinal Division, Scioto was second (6-1) behind Hilliard Darby (7-0).

As the leader of a no-huddle, spread offense that averaged 33.5 points, DeMars completed 235 of 347 passes for 2,666 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The second-team all-district and first-team all-league selection finished his career with program records for yards passing (5,658) and touchdown passes (43).

Houston (6-foot-1, 250 pounds) rushed for 1,151 yards and 12 touchdowns and had 29 receptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns. He was named special mention all-district and first-team all-league.

Sawicki (6-1, 265) started on both sides of the ball. He was first-team all-district on defense and first-team all-league.

— Scott Gerfen