The Coshocton County Beacon February 13, 2019 - Page 13

Claxon signs with Edinboro University the air and yelling and celebrating. But he just walked off the fi eld like this is what we do every day.” Trista said she feels like Edinboro is the right fi t for Keith and that the coaches have the best interest of the students at heart. “Each time we met with the coaches, they made you feel comfortable with students fi rst, being a part of their family, and then football,” said Trista. “As a mom, I feel like I could drop him off and they would look out for his well-being. I didn’t feel that way at all the colleges we went to. At some of them, you were just a number.” Although new experiences await him at Edinboro, Keith will never forget his time at Ridgewood. When asked if he would like to thank anyone, he said, “My par- ents. I would like to say thank you for leading me down the right path.” By Beth Scott beth@coshoctoncountybeacon.com Beth Scott | Beacon Keith Claxon signed with Edinboro University while surrounded by his family and coaches at Ridgewood High School on Wednesday, Feb. 6. one day. I think it’s important for kids in high school to be a member of something and take ownership of it.” Keith’s mom, Trista Claxon, has many memories of watching her son on the fi eld at Ridgewood. “One of my favorite memories was the game with Garaway,” she said. “Th e kick in the last seconds of the game, just making that kick in the last seconds and allowing the team to have a win. I think just Keith’s reaction to that is what made that memorable for me. Typically, kids would be out there pumping their fi st in L D BLUE G O Night PAC TUES., FEB. 19 at the 6 – 8 P.M. PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DO YOU KNOW KENT STATE TUSCARAWAS OFFERS: . 11 Bachelor’s degrees . 16 Associate degrees . 6 Certificates . Classes taught by highly qualified faculty in a small class size setting . Regional campus tuition of $6,090 per year! Plus Plus, , we will waive your $40 application fee! C C P NOW HAS BEEKEEPING & MAPLE SYRUP SUPPLIES ED ARE FEATUR OF AS STUDY: Modeling and Game Creation Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology Mechanical/Systems Engineering Technology College Credit Plus Informa tion Session 6 p.m. Perform ing Arts Center RSVP: WWW.K ENT.EDU/YUSC/C OLLEGE-CREDIT-PLUS Students and their parents grades 7–12 are invited to attend an informati on session to learn more about Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) program through which college-ready students may participa te in college classes. R SV P www.kent.edu/ tusc/discover Nursing Agribusiness Office Technology Education Psychology Sciences Business Theatre Computer Tech Vet Tech English Communication Math Criminology Engineering Tech LEARN MORE CALL 330.339.3391 BACKYARD BEEKEEPING KITS MAPLE SYRUP AT HOME KIT Auer WEST LAFAYETTE – Keith Claxon signed with Edinboro University on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Ridgewood High School while surrounded by his teammates, family, and coaches. Claxon was the starting kicker for four years at Ridge- wood and helped his team to three state playoff s. Some of his high school accomplishments on the fi eld include being named 3rd Team All-Ohio in Division V for three years, 1st Team All-East District for three years, and 1st Team Inter-Valley Conference and Specialist of the Year for two years. Claxon also set a school record kicking 16 fi eld goals. “My memories of Ridgewood are going to be playing on the fi eld with my team, which is my family,” said Claxon. Claxon will be attending Edinboro to major in digital animation and design. “I’m looking forward to all the competition there’s go- ing to be in college,” said Claxon. “I’m not coming in as a starter, so I’m going to have to compete for that.” Claxon’s parents said that Ridgewood football has be- come more than just a team to him. Th ey have become his second family. “I think with Keith being an only child, Ridgewood football ended up being a family and it’s been a broth- erhood,” said Casey Claxon, Keith’s father. “It’s not only a brotherhood of guys that are on the team, but it’s a brotherhood of guys that have graduated in the past, and it’s even the younger kids coming up who look up to the high school football team and want to be like them Hardware 1961 Otsego Ave., Coshocton 740-622-4056 • e-mail: auerace@clover.net Mon-Fri 8-8, Sat 8-5, Sun 10-4 visit us on the web@www.acehardware.com TUSCARAWAS 0001_021319 FEBRUARY 13, 2019 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com THE BEACON 13