Central High School senior Jace Bland recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play football and pursue a career in Special Education at MacMurray College, a NCAA Division III program in Jacksonville, Ill. Bland picked up Class 3 all-state honors, and was named Offensive MVP of the MAFC White Division after notching 34 combined touchdowns and guiding the Rebels to a 12-1 record last season as a two-year starting quarterback. Also seated are his parents Jeff and Kim Bland. Standing from left to right are Central assistant coach Mark Casey, brother Blake Nephew, Central assistant coach P.J. Jones and head coach Kory Schweiss.