Darius Facen had been a big part of Rolla Bulldogs football for several years. He signed on Thursday to continue his football career at Evangel University in Springfield.

Darius Facen had been a big part of Rolla Bulldogs football for several years. He signed on Thursday to continue his football career at Evangel University in Springfield.

“Darius was an instrumental part of our program as an offensive and defensive linemen. He will be very successful at the next level.” Rolla coach John Franks said of Facen.

Facen has been a two-time All-District selection and a second team All-Ozark Conference selection.

“It's great to stay close to home,” Facen said. “I will be near my family and friends, and I can always come back and visit my Rolla Bulldogs.”