Malone, Walsh are choices for Fitch players

Lucas Haupt and Kyle Betts of the Austintown Fitch High football program recently made their college choices.

Haupt, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior defensive back and receiver, will attend Malone University. Haupt, a two-year letterman and co-captain, was the second-leading tackler last season (72), with two tackles for loss and one sack. He caused two fumbles, recovered two, and had 11 pass breakups and two interceptions.

On offense, he caught 10 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. He was selected to the All-NEO first team and was special mention All-Ohio.

Betts (5-11, 245), an offensive lineman and linebacker, will attend Walsh University. A two-year letterman, Betts had 47 tackles, including 27 solo, and caused one fumble. He had two pass breakups and three big hits. He graded out at 85 percent as a blocker and was the Falcons’ long snapper.

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