Poteet’s Ritchey inks scholarship to Fort Scott


Poteet’s Seth Ritchey poses with family and Poteet ISD administration after signing to Fort Scott Community College to play football. Pictured from L-R: Back- Principal Tony Dominguez, Head Coach Darby House, Superintendent Charles Camarillo. Front- father Mike Ritchey, Seth Ritchey and grandparents Sam and Linda Ritchey. HANNAH WATTS | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Seth Ritchey, a senior at Poteet High School signed his National Letter of Intent to play football with Fort Scott Community College in Kansas on Friday, Feb. 21.

Ritchey has been dreaming of this day forever.

“It was a dream come true,” Ritchey said. “When I was a freshman, all I could think about was moving up to the next level in football”. 

“Seth is a big part of our program” said Poteet Head Coach Darby House.

Fort Scott will be able to utilize Ritchey in many ways. Ritchey started out as a center for the Aggies, however he was later moved to left and right tackle. He will be switching things up a bit and playing as a center or guard for Fort Scott.

“I think this is a great opportunity to see and experience something new.” said Ritchey.

House believes Ritchey will succeed at the next level given his leadership qualities.

“Not only is he a great athlete, but Seth is also a great leader,” House said. “Seth is a great kid, he will succeed in anything he does.”

Although Ritchey will be leaving Texas, he knows it will only be temporary. After college, he plans to come back to his home town and coach football. Ritchey strives to help out young boys who have the same love for the game of football.

Fort Scott Community College is a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. They have a new head coach, Carson Hunter, who was hired to lead the Greyhounds this offseason.

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