MHS lineman signs with Willamette

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Standing at 6-4, 220 pounds, football coaches have always been excited to see McNary High School senior Kyle Bonn walk on to the field. But the feeling wasn’t always mutual. Bonn used to hate football and if not for his mother, he would have quit a long time ago. “It definitely hasn’t been easy for me,” Bonn said. “When I first started doing football, I cried nearly every practice. My mom told me if I wasn’t going to do this, I’d have to do some other exercising. I kept on with it and it became something that grew on me. I started to love it and meant a lot.” Bonn, who later chose to wrestle and play lacrosse as well as football “because you get to hit people,” will get to continue the game he grew to love. The two-year starter on the offensive line recently committed to Willamette University in Salem. “I’m just really excited to have the opportunity,” Bonn said. “It’s something I’ve actually looked forward to for a long time. I couldn’t imagine going without football.” Bonn began playing football in the fourth grade at the Boys and Girls Club in Keizer but said he didn’t start to peak until middle school when he got in better physical shape. Due to his size, Bonn always played on the line, except...

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