North-South Classic: Hannan's Nibert second Wildcat picked for all-star tilt
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (WCHS-TV/WVAH) —
One of the best to ever play football at Hannan High School was Josh Cordell. The talented lineman earned a scholarship to Marshall University and was a contributor in the Herd program until he chose to give up the sport.
Before Cordell headed off to Marshall, he made Hannan High football history by being the first to ever play in the WCHS-TV/FOX 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic.
Now, Cordell has some company. Another Wildcat standout Logan Nibert, a wide receiver/linebacker, reported to South camp on Sunday at West Virginia State University in Institute. That is where he and his teammates along with North squad will be getting ready for Saturday's N-S Classic at South Charleston (kickoff is noon and the game will air live on WCHS-TV and be streamed live on wchstv.com).
When the South team takes the field next Saturday at South Charleston High School, Logan Nibert will be among those playing. Nibert will be Hannan High School's second player ever to represent the school in the Classic, but Nibert says he's just happy to see his hard work be noticed among coaches throughout the state.
"From the school I come from it means everything. There aren't a lot of opportunities down there, so it's an honor," Nibert said.
After the game, Nibert isn't heading to school. Instead, he's heading to the workforce, hanging his up helmet for good.
"Operating engineers local 132. After this game next week I'll be going to work. I'm going to be an Oiler for the hose and everything until I can get into a seat which will be a while," Nibert said.
So with only a week left in his football career, Nibert is focused on nothing else but having a good time and winning next Saturday.
"Being around these guys hopefully there are winning mindsets because we're hand-picked. So I'm hoping to be competitive in practice and maybe win this game," Nibert said.