PHS gridder excited to continue career
Powell High School senior Kyle Woodward will continue his football career at Rocky Mountain College in Billings this fall. Woodward recently signed his letter of intent with the Battlin' Bears in the PHS Commons.
“Kyle has been a great contributor to the football program for the past four years and he was a pleasure to coach,” said Panther football coach Jim Stringer. “He was the anchor on our injury-riddled lines this year and he'll be sorely missed. He's a hard-working kid that plays with passion and an unwavering dedication to the game and to his teammates.”
Woodward said the Bears pursued him quite a bit during the recruiting process. In addition to the ability to continue his football career, Rocky Mountain College also offered Woodward an academic scholarship that helped sway the youngster to enroll on campus.
“They're a fairly small campus,” said Woodward. “They do things like mandatory team study hall that really seemed to be a good way to start college and help with the academic side of things.”
In the classroom, Woodward intends to be a business management major. On the field, he expects to fit in with the Bears as either a defensive end or a tight end. He also anticipates getting a shot on special teams.
Wherever he plays, Stringer notes the Bears will be getting a team-first type of player.
“A few years ago, I asked Kyle to make a position move to offensive and defensive line in the best interest of the team,” Stringer recalled. “He willingly accepted the new role and excelled at it. I wish him all the best at RMC and look forward to going to Billings to watch him play.”
Woodward was a two-time all-conference award recipient for the Panthers and earned all-state recognition as a senior.