Kuenning Signs With Mount St. Joseph

St. Marys' Bo Kuenning signed his national letter of intent to play football at Mount St. Joseph University on Monday at Memorial High School. Accompanying Kuenning was his father (front row, left) Travis, mother, Chris, Roughriders head football coach Doug Frye and Roughriders defensive coordinator Nick Yahl.
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There seems to be a pipeline between St. Marys and Cincinnati forming.

Roughriders defensive coordinator Nick Yahl played collegiate ball at Mount St. Joseph and Julius Fisher signed with the Lions last season, finishing his first year as a defensive back.

Now Roughriders defensive end Bo Kuenning signed his national letter of intent to continue that trend on Monday.

"Coach Yahl helped me through a lot this football season, and with him obviously being an alumni, he left a good word," the senior said. "But overall, it was my heart and decision and I feel like it was a great decision."

Kuenning finished his most productive season in a Roughriders uniform as a senior at the defensive end spot with 70 tackles and one interception to help lead the Riders to their second straight Western Buckeye League crown and garner First-Team All-WBL and Second-Team All-Northwest District honors.

Kuenning will study middle childhood education at Mount St. Joseph.

The Lions finished 6-4 overall on the season this past year, but  the program has been successful over the years with a 33-17 overall record and 30-10 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference mark.
Mount St. Joseph is based in Delhi Township, a community near Cincinnati. Also known as “the Mount,” the college enrolls 2,300 students.

Kuenning has been a part of a class that has enjoyed the resurgence of the St. Marys football program.

In his four years with the Roughriders, St. Marys has gone 32-13 overall and 26-10 in the WBL with two league titles, including the school's first outright league crown since 2003.