Posted On: 02/9/18 3:00 AM

It was a dream season for the Academy of Holy Angels Stars' football program in 2017. The program elevated itself from an under .500 season in 2016, weathered a tough schedule and even overcame an injury to one of their leaders to walk away as the 2017 Class AAAA champions. The dream continued for two Stars' seniors during the early signing period when Gerome Hamilton Jr. committed to Howard University, and Jack Anderson committed to Western Illinois. The dream season concluded for two more Stars' seniors when Keontay Shorter signed on the dotted line committing to Bemidji State, and Ryan Mazurek committed to the University of South Dakota. All four Stars shared their thoughts on the season that was and the college seasons that are ahead.

Gerome Hamilton Jr. OL Howard

"This year has been a blessing. It has been everything I could have ever wanted and everything we have been working for; coming together our senior year and winning a state championship."

"(Signing Day) was everything I could have dreamed of. To be able to go to a Division I football program and to be able to play college

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