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National Signing Day: St. Francis' Lauer and Bartholomew sign letters of intent

Posted: 2:36 PM, Feb 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-05 14:36:27-05

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two more St. Francis high school football players will be continuing their football careers and education at the next level. David Bartholomew and Jack Lauer signed their national letters of intent Wednesday afternoon on National Signing Day.

Bartholomew will head to IVY League school Columbia University to play defensive end. During his time with the Frannies, Bartholomew had 34 career tackles that included four for loss. He also added a sack, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

"I'm so young into the game and I've shown so much, I've displayed so much athleticism with my size," Bartholomew said. "Their biggest thing is to get me down there, get me working, and to really just teach me how to play football."

Lauer is headed to his mother's Alma mater, Clarion University, to play defensive tackle. During his time with the Frannies, Lauer had 142 Career Tackles that included two for loss. He also added three sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

"It's a different game up at the college level and you really gotta prove yourself every week. Nothing's guaranteed," Lauer said. "I think if I go in, I think I can earn that spot."

Bartholomew and Lauer join teammate Eric Schon who signed his letter of intent in the Fall.