Quartet of Mason Athletes Sign to Continue Athletic Careers
MASON, TX -- Four athletes from Mason High School are set to continue their athletic and academic careers in college after signing to play at the collegiate level on Wednesday.
Otto Wofford, Ethan Powell and Peyton and Presley Anastas each put pen to paper to make their futures official.
Wofford, a three-sport standout in baseball, football and track, signed as a preferred walk-on to the Texas State University baseball team. Wofford had initially committed to play football and baseball at Division III power Mary Hardin-Baylor, but eventually opted for the opportunity to play baseball at the Division I level.
The senior was named the 2018 All-Concho Valley football MVP after quarterbacking the Mason Punchers to their second ever state championship. Wofford was 105-of-155 passing for 2,089 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed for and additional 495 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Wofford is also coming off two dominant outings on the mound for the Punchers, throwing seven total innings and striking out 11 in a two-game sweep of Kaufer Riviera to get Mason to the regional quarterfinals.
Texas State is currently the top team in the Sun Belt Conference with a 34-17 record overall and 18-9 conference record heading into their final series of the regular season.
Ethan Powell signed with Division III outfit Southwestern University in Georgetown to continue his football career. Powell was Wofford's go-to receiver, catching 27 of the 28 passes thrown to him for a team-leading 521 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Southwestern is coming off a 6-4 season where they finished with a 5-4 mark in Southern Collegiate Athletic Association.
The Anastas sisters each signed to continue their basketball careers at Sul Ross State University in Alpine.
Presley averaged 9.2 points, 2.7 assists, two steals and 1.3 rebounds per game last season for the Cowgirls. Her work as point guard for the Cowgirls, coupled with help from post Ruby Magnus, helped the Cowgirls get back to the state basketball tournament for a second consecutive year.
Peyton missed a majority of the 2018-19 basketball season with an injury.
Sul Ross finished 5-20 this past season with a 3-13 mark in the American Southwest Conference.
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