March 1, 2014
Meigs Marauders senior guard Nathan Macek recently signed his letter of intent to continue his football career with the Battlers of Alderson Broaddus in Philippi West Virginia.
“This means everything to me,” Nathan said. “I’m the first one in my family to play college football and the first one to sign under Coach Bartrum so it’s pretty exciting. Alderson Broaddus has a great football program with a new stadium and academically the offer environmental engineering, which is what I will major in.”
The Battlers are a member of the Greater Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) in NCAA Division II. ABU was 4-7 on the gridiron last year.
“Nathan, like a lot of kids that we have, is a class act,” said Marauders head coach Mike Bartrum. “They do what we ask and it doesn’t matter what it is they have a great attitude and a great effort, and Nathan is the epitome of that. When he came in he didn’t expect any thing rather than high-expectations for himself. He played guard for us and ended up snapping for us and it was great to have him.”
Nathan currently holds a 2.79 grade point average and is 59th in the senior class of 123 at MHS. Macek played his first two high school seasons at Athens High School, where the Bulldogs went 15-6 in his tenure. Meigs was 3-7 in Macek’s first year in the Maroon and Gold and turned it around to a 7-3 record his senior season.
“I need to thank my coaches, my family and my friends who have supported me,” Nathan said. “They have all been a big help.”
Pictured above, sitting in front is Nathan with his parents William Macek and Connie Macek. Standing in the back, from left, are MHS Principal Steve Ohlinger, Marauders head coach Mike Bartrum and Meigs Athletic Director Ron Hill.