Camp Lejeune, NC | February 7, 2019
Looking back at great Lejeune High School (LHS) football players, one might think of 2012 alum Akile Jones, a one-time state record holder who went on to play football at Campbell University.
Jamaz Richardson, a 2014 graduate, is remembered for a 2,000-yard rushing performance during the 2012 season.
Matthew Peterman will now be forever linked to those standouts.
Peterman, a senior, signed his letter of intent to play football at Alma College, Feb. 7 at LHS on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Peterman’s teammates, teachers, classmates and coaches gathered to support Number 13 as he signed the papers surrounded by his family.
Peterman had Grover City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania and Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on his radar for schools to attend. He said he chose the Alma College Scots because of its strong academic reputation. Peterman noted that the school’s education program is ranked second in the state of Michigan.
“Matthew made himself into what he turned out to be,” said Jim Gardiner, football coach at LHS. “He worked hard in the gym and got strong. He inspired others, and he was determined to be an outstanding football player. Alma is lucky to have him. They don’t know how good he is yet.”