Archive for Monday, February 7, 2005

Tytla inks with Coffeyville

February 7, 2005

Lansing High senior John Tytla signed a national letter of intent Monday afternoon to play football this fall at Coffeyville Community College.

Tytla, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder who also is a LHS baseball standout, will compete for playing time as both a wide receiver and kicker for the Red Ravens.

Tytla was an all-around standout on the gridiron last fall as Lansing went 8-3 and recorded its best finish in school history. Offensively, he was second on the team in receiving with 16 catches for 219 yards and three touchdowns and led the Lions on kickoff returns with 18 at an average of 25.4 yards per return. Defensively, Tytla was ninth on the team in tackles but led the Lions with two fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He also handled all kicking duties for LHS.

Coffeyville finished the 2004 season with a 10-2 record and ended the year with a No. 3 final national ranking. Both losses were to Butler County, which ended the year ranked No. 2.

So far, 33 players from the 2004 Red Ravens squad have signed to play next year at four-year schools. Among those schools represented are Florida, Missouri, Texas A&M, Auburn, Arizona, Nebraska, Tulsa, Southwest Missouri State, Pittsburg State and Kansas State.

For more on Tytla, as well as other college signing news, check out the Feb. 10 edition of The Current.

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