Senior athletes continue their sports careers in college.


Senior wrestler Hudson Karr signs with William Woods University. William Woods is a NAIA private school

Many high school athletes dream of playing sports in college, for seniors Tayten Boyer and Hudson Karr that dream turned into reality.    

  Senior wrestler Hudson Karr will be attending William Woods University, a NAIA private school in Fulton, Missouri.  Senior quarterback Tayten Boyer will be attending Grand View University, a NAIA private school in Des Moines, Iowa.  

   Both of the seniors are expecting big challenges to come their way in the near future. 

   “I think the biggest challenge for me will be competing for a starting spot on the football team,” Boyer said.

    “The biggest challenge for me will be getting used to a new program,” Karr said.

   Sports at the collegiate level are a lot different from sports at the high school level.

   “ The grind will be a lot harder, and the mental and physical aspect of it will be a lot different,” Boyer said.

   “The level of competition will be different  because it’s a lot bigger and better in college,” Karr said. 

   These athletes understand the increased level of dedication and sacrifice that it takes to make it to the next level.

   “You have to take care of your academics first, you have to have a good work ethic and find a school that fits you,” football coach Ryan Boyer said.

   “You have to put in a lot of work in the offseason, and also take your academics seriously,” Tayten Boyer said.

   “Just keep pushing. I know it gets tough at times, but you have to keep pushing and work hard,” Karr said. 

   Coaches believe that Karr and Boyer are ready for the commitment of college athletics.

   “Tayten has done a good job at being a student of the game and being a coachable player. His work ethic and the work he puts in behind the scenes in the offseason has helped prepare him for the next level,” coach Boyer said.

   “Hudson is a committed young man with a great work ethic. He possesses the toughness that it will take to get through collegiate athletics,” wrestling coach Justin Wisdom said.

   With the two seniors moving onto bigger things, they will remember all of the memories they made during their time at Warsaw.

   “I will miss playing the game I love with my best friends and my teammates,” Tayten Boyer said.

   “I will miss playing with my teammates and friends that I have played with forever,” Karr said.