The looks of pride and accomplishment were all around in Hemphill high school Wednesday afternoon as two Hornets signed letters of intent to play college football.
Spencer Ince and Jordan Twine were surrounded by friends and family in the high school foyer as they signed on the dotted line.
Ince will head to Brenham and play offensive line for the recent national champion Blinn Buccaneers. While Twine will join the Sam Houston State Bearkats who played in the national championship game of their division last season. Both are extremely excited to have the opportunity to play college football.
"I would just like to thank God first and my family of course since they have pushed me all the way," said Ince, who also will graduate ranked seventh in his class at Hemphill. "They are extremely proud you know. I have probably worked the last 6 or 7 years for the opportunity I am going to get. Everybody is just excited and happy for me and it is a good deal."
Ince has two older brothers who each graduated from Hemphill in 1999 and 2003 and are in the medical profession and his father Tom Ince says Spencer has plans to hopefully follow in their footsteps. Meanwhile Jordan Twine also has family to follow. He is the second of three Twines at Hemphill.
"It's a dream come true, I have been waiting for this since my freshman year," said Twine. "I just want to thank all my family my coaches for getting me to this point where I can sign my name. I get to be the second one in my family to play sports in college. It's real nice to get to carry on in my brothers footsteps."
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