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BCHS Harrell signs with Shorter
Layton Harrell signing
Bryan County High School softball player Layton Harrell signs a letter of intent to join the Shorter University program during a ceremony Monday at BCHS. - photo by Brent Zell

Bryan County High School’s Layton Harrell joined the Shorter University softball program today by signing a letter of intent during a ceremony in BCHS’ media center.

“I’ve always wanted to play college softball, and I have the chance now because I’ve put everything, since I’ve been playing softball, into working for this, and now I’ve reached my goal, and I’m very, very excited,” she said.

Harrell was a first-team All-Region 2-AA selection as an infielder this season, but will be moved to catcher at Shorter, which is in Rome, Georgia. The Hawks made it to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II Women’s College World Series last season, according to

For more, see and Thursday’s edition of the News.

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