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Former Centaur Banks Chooses Bethany College


By Mitch Chortkoff

Sports Editor

Darius Banks, one of the most talented quarterbacks in Culver City High history, is planning to resume his career at Bethany College in Kansas next season.

Banks has received a full scholarship, which is unusual at an NAIA school.

Banks’ last year at Culver City was in 2008. He played two successful years at Fullerton College and also attended Central Washington.

Banks may have former Centaur teammate Ijumaa Armstrong on the Bethany team. Armstrong, a receiver and defensive back, has previously played at Hawaii but now has received attention from Bethany. His senior year at Culver City was 2009.

A third former Culver player about to play collegiately is offensive lineman Ryan Hardy.

Now 24, Hardy is considered one of Culver’s all-time best linemen. After playing at Valley College for one season he has been a line coach at Culver City the last four years.

But Hardy is now at Dickinson College in North Dakota ready to resume his playing career.

Culver City assistant coach Greg Goodyear has been instrumental in placing these players.


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