BELGRADE – Belgrade all-state running back Ethan Major has decided to continue his academic and football career right in Montana. Major is headed to the Frontier Conference after inking with Rocky Mountain College Wednesday afternoon.
The tailback rushed for more than 500 yards and 11 touchdowns in his senior season for the Panthers. He will be joining a Battlin’ Bears program that made it to the first round of the NAIA playoffs. And it all came together at the end of the recruiting process.
“Rocky was one of the last visits I had and oddly it came out to be a really good place to be. I like how it’s a small community, it’s private school, they have an awesome football program. They won conference champs last year,” said Major.
Major plans to study in the medical field to become a physicians assistant or radiologist.
In Manhattan Christian, two more athletes signed to play college football. Landon Liudahl and David Aamot are both headed to Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Royals are a top program in Division III. They ended this past season ranked No. 7 in the nation in the NCAA.
“I’m very excited about the football program,” said Liudahl. “They were ranked No. 77 in the nation last year in Division III, so I’m really excited to be a part of a growing program, a growing school, in a great area like St. Paul.”
Liudahl and Aamot are great friends and the opportunity to play for four more years together is something they didn’t want to pass up.
“We just kind of hit it off with the coach and we liked the campus, and obviously it’s a great program getting to the Elite Eight last year,” said Aamot. “I think we wanted to (play together in college) and it just kind of worked out that way that we both ended up eyeing the same schools.”