Northside defensive backTim Bennett
put the finishing touch on his high school football career on Thursday as he signed to play for Ellsworth Community College.
Ellsworth, in Iowa Falls, Iowa, is an NJCAA program playing in the Midwest Football Conference, where it has put out nine all-Americans in the previous three seasons and won NJCAA national championships in 1976 and 1987.
Bennett said he was attracted to Ellsworth for the program’s winning tradition and the school’s sports management program.
“I liked their football team, their coaching, and mostly they really sold that they graduate,” Bennett said. “That’s the No. 1 goal for me — to graduate and move on to a Division I school.”
Bennett was a 2010 Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City Football first-team selection at defensive back with 102 tackles (67 solo, 45 assisted), five tackles for loss and three interceptions.