Beechcroft High School senior quarterback Maurice Hale signed Feb. 6 to play football for Lake Erie College in Painesville.
Last season, Hale was the Division II district Offensive Player of the Year and led the Cougars to their second consecutive Region 7 playoff berth.
A 6-foot-3, 195-pounder, Hale was 115-for-202 passing for 2,014 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 1,305 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Beechcroft won its third consecutive City League-North Division title and went 8-2 last season.