The center of the 2013 Meigs offensive line, Blaine Perry, committed to join the Marietta College football team next season. “It’s close to home, my coaches really liked it and I feel like I have a good chance to play there,” Blaine Perry said on his decision. “Meigs was more like a family this year, we really bonded.” Perry was a special mention All-Southeast District selection this past season and he helped Meigs to a 7-3 record, the best record of the Maroon and Gold since 2008. “My expectation for him is to be a starter within one or two years,” MHS head coach Mike Bartrum said. “Marietta has a good program, all these D-3, D-2 schools do. That’s football, and they’re getting their education which is the most important thing.” Blaine currently holds a 2.89 GPA at MHS and is 52nd in the senior class. Perry will be an education major at Marietta College. Pictured, sitting in the front from left, are Vernon Perry, Blaine Perry and Jesse Metzger. Standing in the back are MHS principal Steve Ohlinger, Marauders head coach Mike Bartrum and Marauders assistant coach Cassady Willford.