Progressing to reach high standards on the gridiron, former standout Hope Bobcat Javon Rochaud Ross, signed a contract with the CPIFL (Champions Professional Indoor Football League) Lincoln Haymakers on November 11.
Progressing to reach high standards on the gridiron, former standout Hope Bobcat Javon Rochaud Ross, signed a contract with the CPIFL (Champions Professional Indoor Football League) Lincoln Haymakers on November 11. Javon, a Sports Administration graduate student at Henderson State University, earned his bachelors degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Physical Education and Therapeutic Recreation. He's was apart of the HSU Reddies football team from the start of 2007 as a offensive guard. He's earned All-Conference Honorable Mentioned for the Reddies in 2011 in the Great American Conference. Last season, the Reddies had one of their best years to win the GAC Conference title and hosting a first round playoff game under head coach Scott Maxfield. This year, the Reddies continue their success capturing their second GAC title to post a undefeated season at 11-0 and a consecutive NCAA playoff appearance. Back on April, Javon headed out of the state to tryout for the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Football League. As a former Bobcat, Javon excelled on the gridiron under head coach Johnny Turner. Ross is a 2007 HHS graduate and earned All-State and All-Conference honors during his era on the football field for the Cats. Along helping the Reddies achieve their conference title, Javon also was a major part to help the Bobcats capture the class 4A Southwest Conference title under coach Turner. Excited about his journey to play in the CPIFL for the Lincoln Haymakers, Javon looks to be a major asset to the team against some of the top football players and former professional players in the country. According to Javon, he received the news from a phone call from head coach Corey Ross. Coach Ross and the entire Haymakers organization was impressed with Javon's ability and believed he would be a perfect fit for their team in this league. The Lincoln Haymakers are owned by Ho-Chunk Indoor Football, LLC. The ownership of this corporation includes Ho-Chunk, Inc. and their partners. The Haymakers' mission is to build the city of Lincoln a top tier indoor football organization on and off the playing field, with a focus on family entertainment and community involvement. Javon hopes to be a huge contributor to the Haymakers to earn success there as he's had playing for the HSU Reddies and Hope Bobcats. Javon's former football schools of HSU and HHS are both having dream seasons on the gridiron for 2013. HSU just completed their undefeated season and now REDDIE to make noise in the NCAA Division II playoffs this weekend at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. As for his stellar Bobcats, Javon continues to support his alumni as they continue their success in the class 5A state playoffs. They've captured the 5A South Conference title and climbed up in the rankings a top team in the state this season. Coming back to his hometown to witness his former Cats progress on the field during the 2013 season shine at Hammons Stadium, makes Javon proud to be a BOBCAT. Javon says, “Hope has a good coaching staff and good to see kids like Javon Westmoreland with speed and all the players on the Bobcat team play well. It was an honor to play as a Bobcat with pride. It's good to see the kids wearing their Bobcat letterman jackets at the game and the community supporting them.” Javon wishes his Reddies and Bobcats all the luck in the playoffs to win it all. Javon leaves for training camp January 29, 2014 in Nebraska. The season is scheduled to kickoff February 28.