Golden Bears football players sign to compete at next level

By John Underwood john@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 2/9/18

On National Signing Day, football players from Robertsdale High School signed to compete at the next level. Two Golden Bears signed during a ceremony held ...

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Golden Bears football players sign to compete at next level

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ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — On National Signing Day, football players from Robertsdale High School signed to compete at the next level.

Two Golden Bears signed during a ceremony held Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Robertsdale High School.

2017 senior Noah Cincotta signed with Huntingdon College, while 2017 RHS graduate Jackson Gilbert signed with the Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy.

“This is a great occasion for us, these athletes and their families,” said Coach Brian Campbell. “Anytime you can have an opportunity to play football at the next level, anytime you have the opportunity to participate in any sport at the next level, is special.”

Cincotta was a standout player on both sides of the ball for the Golden Bears, Campbell said, and will get to test his skills as a receiver at the Montgomery-based four-year Division III Hawks, which went 9-2 last season under Head Coach/Athletic Director Mike Turk, who completed his 14th season in 2017 as head football coach/athletic director.

“Noah is a guy who never came off the field,” Campbell said, “always doing whatever was required of him.”

Cincotta joins his sister, Carley, at Huntingdon, who will be entering her senior season as a member of the Lady Hawks softball team.

A senior on the 2016 Golden Bear squad, Gilbert was a standout at linebacker and tight end who will likely wind up as a safety for the Sharks.

“I’m excited that Jackson is getting an opportunity to compete at the next level,” Campbell said.

GCPSA, based in Mount Vernon, Alabama, is a “rigorous post-graduate academic-athletic program for students who wish to continue their desire to earn a four-year scholarship at an accredited four year college,” according to its website.

“We offer one-year and two-year programs designed to assist students who did not obtain NCAA qualification because of academics or lack of exposure,” said GCPSA President Dan Todd.

Gilbert will be learning under first-year head coach Shawn Sellers, who was hired to take over the program in January.

In a separate ceremony Wednesday, GCPSA announced the signing of two more former Golden Bears, Blake Nichols and Tyler Reeves.