Signing day for Nagel, Livengood
It’s official: two Prairie Central football players are moving on to play football at the next level.
Jackson Livengood and Noah Nagel signed offers to play football at McKendree and Millikin, respectively, in the Prairie Central High School gym lobby this week among family and friends.
Livengood will study secondary and physical education as he hopes to become a high school PE teacher and football coach.
“I like McKendree because of the location, close to a big city but still a small town,” Livengood said. “When I got there, I just really fell in love with McKendree.”
Nagel is heading to Millikin to study criminal justice while he plays football there. He was impressed with Millikin ever since he visited the first time.
“It’s close to home and I like the coaches a lot,” said Nagel.
Both look back fondly on their time at Prairie Central with a playoff team their junior years that won some close games. The athletes both enjoyed the experience this past football season while they were seniors when PC dominated the regular season making an impressive run in the playoffs.
Nagel and Livengood’s high school football coach, Andrew Quain, is excited to see what the future holds for these two.
“Both of them worked really hard, did what we asked of them and have really earned the right to go play college football,” Quain told Fairbury News this week.
Quain is especially proud of them carrying on the tradition of local offensive linemen going on to play in college. Quain feels their accomplishments are a reflection of the entire team and coaching staff.
Coach Quain hopes to see some college games and follow the success of his former players.
“It gives you something to kind of watch and follow along with over the next four years.”