Kaufman, Schaff sign with Rocky

2014-02-20T15:00:00Z 2014-02-24T21:35:04Z Kaufman, Schaff sign with RockyGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
February 20, 2014 3:00 pm  • 

Laurel's Mitch Kaufman and Billings Skyview's Gus Schaff have signed letters of intent to play football at Rocky Mountain College.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Kaufman is a tailback, while the 5-11, 180-pound Schaff is a quarterback.

Kaufman's older brother, Chase, is a defensive back for the Battlin' Bears.

Mitch Kaufman played on both sides of the football for the Locomotives last season, Rocky coach Brian Armstrong said.

He was an all-Eastern A selection as a fullback and outside linebacker. He was an all-state pick as a fullback.

"He's a guy that we recruited to play tailback," Armstrong said of Kaufman. "We think he's going to be able to develop into a heck of a tailback. Chase has been a dang good player for us, and so we're glad to add another Kaufman to the football family."

Armstrong is also pleased that Schaff will be on the Rocky roster.

"Just a great kid," he said. "A guy that's an overachiever, hard-working kid that I think is another great student-athlete, another local guy that we were super excited to get here."

Schaff led the Falcons into the semifinals of the State AA playoffs last fall.

"He just seems to be one of those guys that makes people around him better," Armstrong said. "The fact that he's a Skyview product, you know the things that he has been taught and coached, and the values and the discipline that comes along with coach (Ron) Lebsock, makes us excited to get Gus."

Schaff passed for 1,194 yards and 10 touchdowns for the 7-5 Falcons. He received honorable mention all-Eastern AA recognition.

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