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January 10, 2014

Male's Malones are Georgetown bound

Twins, Mike and Malik Malone, had two goals when they began their senior season: win a state championship and get scholarships to play college football together.

This season it looked as if the Twins would cash in on both of those goals. Male only lost one game during the regular season and as team captains Malik and Mike we're involved every step of the way.

Male is known for their football successes from the past and now the entire state knows, they're back!

"It was a blessing to be remembered as captains of the team that put Male back on track. Mike and I dedicated ourselves to do so. Coach [Wolfe] said this is the first time in his fifteen years of coaching he did not have to pick captains and that we were born leaders. That's something we both plan to carry on to the next level." said Malik.

Mike chimed in as well saying, "We didn't get our state title this year but I still feel as if we were the best team in the state and it means a lot that I got to lead that."

As that alluded to the eventual state champion, Scott County Cardinals, didn't let the twins achieve that first goal. Though, the twins wouldn't be denied from the second.

Friday, both Mike and Malik verbally committed to Georgetown College to play football under scholarship.

"They want me to play as a true freshman. I love the program and they're planning to move to Division II in February, so it's just the right fit." is the answer the bigger twin Malik gave as to why he picked Georgetown.

"Georgetown just feels like the right fit for me. I talked to a couple of the players and it really convinced me to get up there and help them win a National Championship." said Mike.

The Tigers are the right fit for both because of early playing time, the move to Divison II and most importantly playing together.

The goal of the two playing together almost vanished after the season when Malik was hearing from a few more schools than his brother, like Tennessee-Martin.

Malik, who has aspirations to become a college football coach, said "I was waiting on UTM but they decided to go in a different route and take in transfers because they need middle linebackers that understand the college level now. They did so to get rolling and I can respect that. I told their coaches to keep in touch so we could link up in the future when I become a college coach."

The twins are both ecstatic to be able to continue their careers together. "I am thrilled to be playing with Mike at the next level because we been playing ball since we were seven years old. It's just a blessing they believe we can make an impact as freshmen." said Malik.

As for Mike, he believes playing together actually helps them saying. "I'm excited to play another four years with my brother. We feed off each other on the field and it makes us play better as it did the last four years."

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