Western football inks a pair

University of Montana Western head football coach B.J. Robertson announced todeay the signing of two student athletes to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent to attend and play football for the Bulldogs.  The signees are Helena senior Jake Isbell and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, senior Jared Turner.

Isbell is a 5-foot-7, 185-pound linebacker/running back from Capital High School.  He recorded 75 total tackles his senior season.  He had three tackles for loss, one sack and three interceptions.  Beyond the football field Isbell also competed in track all four years and spent two years on competing in power lifting for the Capital High School Bruins.

“Because of Jake’s Helena Capital background you know he is bringing a toughness, a passion, and a commitment to the game of football,” Robertson said. “We are happy he has made the choice to come to Montana Western.”

Isbell plans to study business while attending class at Montana Western.  He is the son of Jason and Bree Isbell.

Turner is a 6-5, 201-pound wide receiver from Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene. He registered 20 receptions for 269 and four touchdowns his senior season. He was selected as an honorable mention all-league performer as well as voted most improved by his teammates.  He has also been a member of the varsity basketball team for two years.

“Jared comes from a solid program at Lake City and has been coached by a veteran in coaching football, Van Troxel.  Saying we are excited to have Jared sign would be an understatement,” Robertson said.  “His size and ability as a wide receiver can create a lot of match-up problems which means great opportunities for him.  He is young for his class so the sky is the limit.  We appreciate our alums helping us get in contact with Jared who will be a second generation Bulldog.”

Turner plans to study wildlife biology while attending Montana Western.  He is the son of Scott and Cheryl Turner.

— Montana Western Sports Information

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