BETHLEHEM — Surrounded by friends, family, fellow students and facility members, two Bethlehem High School seniors, Austin Boyd and B.J. Stephens, signed sports scholarships on Friday, May 31, making them the first to sign a sports scholarship since 1978.
“Congratulations to them both,” said Principal Stacey Thompson. “We are proud of them and their family have a lot to be proud of them for. (In) 1978 was the last time someone signed from Bethlehem High School and that just so happened to be my brother and I see this as the start of a tradition.”
Boyd, son of Adam Boyd and Kisha Enfinger, signed on with Faulkner State in Bay Minette, Ala. after playing as Power Forward for the Wildcats, averaging 14 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks and four assists per game.
“We got where we are because we were pushed hard, we worked hard and we won a lot of games,” said Boyd. “Something told me to go to Faulkner. They have a great program.”
Stephens, son of Bradley and Jamie Stephens, signed on with Enterprise State College in Enterprise, Ala. after playing as Point Guard for the Wildcats, averaging 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals per game.
“The only thing I promised was to teach them how to work hard,” said Head Coach Carson Lassiter. “Sometimes hard work pays off and they have worked very hard to get where they are.”