St. Stephens High School teammates Roberto Hernandez and David Andrew Kills Pretty Enemy are the first ever Eagle football players to sign with a college team.
On Wednesday afternoon, St. Stephens held a ceremony in front of dozens of students, faculty, family members, and fans as both student-athletes signed their letters of intent to play for Dakota College At Bottineau.
The Junior College is located in Bottineau, North Dakota, which is northeast of Minot and about 15 miles south of the Canadian border.
St. Stephens head football coach Billy Brost and Athletics Director Matt Mortimore addressed the crowd and congratulated the two athletes.
It’s a big day for this high school, but it’s an even bigger day for these two great guys. – Coach Brost
Brost continued his compliments of the two by elaborating that they were also great leaders and students as both were members of the National Honors Society.
Hernandez played many different positions at St. Stephens over his career including center and tight end. He believes the Dakota College Lumberjacks want him primarily as their long snapper, but that he may play all over the field. Kills Pretty Enemy primarily played left tackle, where he says he thinks he’ll stay in college.
St. Stephens did not have a high school football team between 1966-2012. Football was played between 1957-1965 at the school and was brought back in 2013. The Eagles compete in Wyoming’s 6-man football conference.
In the late 1990’s St. Stephens student Abraham Thomas signed to play college football, however since the Eagles did not have a program, Thomas played with the Riverton High School Wolverines.
The Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks begin their season August 24th against Central Lakes College – Brainerd.