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Josh Cypret, a senior at Hoxie High School signs with the Lambuth University football team on Feb. 4. His mother, Shirley Cypret, was among those on hand for the signing.
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Cypret signs with Lambuth

Gretchen Hunt

Josh Cypret, a senior at Hoxie High School, recently signed his letter of intent to play football at the collegiate level.

Cypret signed his commitment to play at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., where he will play outside linebacker. In addition to that position, he also served as a running back for Hoxie.

"It's been great," Cypret said of his experiences at Hoxie. "I've been here for three years, and I've never had any regrets."

While Cypret said he has enjoyed his time at HHS, he said he is looking forward to living in a larger city.

"I'm excited to go get a college degree and to play football at the next level," Cypret said.

His mother, Shirley Cypret, was among those on hand for the signing on Feb. 4. Cypret will be joined at Lambuth by his teammate, Dakota Richardson.

Cypret gave credit to HHS head coach Tom Sears and his staff for helping him when he arrived at the school and as he prepared to move on.

"Coach Sears helped me with the transition when I came to Hoxie," he said. "They are the best coaches I've ever had, and I've had several coaches."

Cypret recorded 126 tackles, including eight for a loss of yardage, as well as four interceptions during his senior season. He also had a fumble recovery and a blocked pass.

HHS head coach Tom Sears said Cypret and the other Hoxie signees have worked hard to earn the opportunity to play football at the collegiate level.

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