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Eureka College feels like home to Slingsby

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 1:58 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014 2:01 p.m. CDT
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St. Bede senior Michael Slingsby signs to play football with Eureka College, joined by his parents,  Mike Girton (front, left) and Jodi Slingsby; (and) St. Bede head coach John Bellino, AD Tom McGunnigal and assistant coach Eric Siebert.

Everything just felt like home when Michael Slingsby visited Eureka College, a lot like St. Bede Academy in fact. So much so, the St. Bede senior has decided to call Eureka home the next four years.

On Friday morning, Slingsby signed to play football for the Red Devils next year.

“I liked how small the school is and how close it is to home,” Slingsby said. “I liked the school because when I went there I was introduced to everyone. They were like family to each other. The school is an older school so it feels like St. Bede.”

The 6-0, 320-pound lineman was an All-BCR First Team Selection and received Three Rivers Conference Second Team honors

He plans to study criminal justice at Eureka. Slingsby said he also considered Carthage College.

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