The Duncan Demons had two of their Class of 2020 seniors, Javion Dangerfield and Jaxon Gregston, sign to continue their football careers in college.
Gregston who was the quarter back for the Demons the last two seasons has chosen Oklahoma Baptist University out of Shawnee and Dangerfield will be heading to the University of Central Oklahoma out of Edmond.
Having a small get together of friends and family for their signing day on Thursday, Demons head coach JT Cobble said it is a big honor to coach these two the last two seasons.
“To play college football now a days, to play a college sport period not just football, is hard and to go a step above that it is even harder to play a college sport where that college has asked you to come play for them,” Cobble said. “These two colleges, OBU and UCO, have asked these guys to come and play for them so it is really quite an accomplishment for these young men. They earned it and they deserve it. I only got to coach these guys for two years but I am well aware of all the hard work and the sacrifices they have put in to get to this point.”
Gregston made his official visit to Oklahoma Baptist University and impressed the Bison coaches including co-offensive coordinator Brayle Brown who said he will make a good fit for OBU.
“Jaxon is a good team player, has a good head on his shoulders and has a good build. I think he has high potential,” Brown said.
Gregston, who was named to the All-District team as a quarterback for the Demons, said the choice was easy and he always wanted to play baseball in college but was convinced that he could play football in college.
“I didn’t start my recruiting for football at all until basically after the season. Baseball was always kind of the deal that I wanted to play, but after the season Coach Cobble is kind of like I think you can go play,” Gregston said. “He started to message coaches and OBU reached back out and asked me to come play up there and that was what made my decision.”
The Bison is in the Great American Conference in NCAA Division II and Gregston said his visit to the campus pretty much sold him on choosing OBU.
“When I went on my visit it was their first day back to school so the atmosphere there was awesome and I liked it,” Gregston said. “It didn’t feel like a tiny school, it felt like it was a big campus so that was cool.”
Gregston said his biggest memories were how they went from 3-7 his sophomore year to 9-2 his junior year and what they did his senior year he was pleased with.
He also thanked his family, coaches and extended family for supporting him over the years and also thanked his teammates which included Dangerfield who will be heading to UCO after a big senior year.
Dangerfield was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year in the All-District team and will now be playing for the Bronchos in Edmond.
“I always had them in my mind and then they were on me early which meant a lot to me and it was just a good fit for me,” Dangerfield said. “I went there and felt at home. I just feel like it is the best place for me to play football and I will be involved more. It is a great college, great campus and a great location.”
The last two seasons for the Demons were memorable ones for Dangerfield and he said his fondest memories were bringing the football program at Duncan in the winning conversations.
“Starting off not good the last two years and then coming out junior and senior year playing that good means so much to me. I know I put in a lot of work and so many other people on our team put in some work,” Dangerfield said. “It showed off on the field and obviously even now because I’m going to further my career along with Jaxon too so all the hard work that we put in of not wanting to lose and wanting to get that action, it paid off. It just means the world to me that we turned the Duncan program around.”
Dangerfield also thanked Coach Cobble and his family along with the teammates who helped him achieve the high level of success he was accustomed to.
Both Dangerfield and Gregston will start play in the fall of 2020 for their respective teams the Bison and the Bronchos.