2 Monarch Football Players Commit Days Before Regional Championship Game
Holden Zeltner and Malik Kelsey. {Top Shot Media}

By: Matt Rothman

Holden Zeltner and Malik Kelsey, both Monarch High School football players, commit to college football.

Both offensive players have shined this year for Monarch, helping them win their second straight District Championship and advance to the Regional Final for the first time in school history.

The Knights are 10-2 this year and are set to play Palm Beach Central in the final on Friday, November 24.

Zeltner announced he will attend Florida Atlantic University, joining teammate Gabriel Birnbaum.

He has shined on the offensive line, playing in front of star quarterback AJ Hairston. Zeltner has played on the varsity team for two years, with the Knights recording nearly 5,700 yards of offense this year.

Monarch has won the last two District Championships. He is also set to play in the Dade vs Broward All-Star Game in December.

Kelsey will be playing at Bethune Cookman University.

“I feel as though being committed to a college can bring a mix of emotions such as anticipation, excitement, and nervousness as I will begin a new chapter of my life.”

Kelsey grew up in Jamaica and didn’t know much about football before moving to the United States. He began playing with 12u for Lauderhill Lions and fell in love with the sport after watching his older brother play. Kelsey previously played at Piper High School and transferred to Monarch for his senior year.

This season, Kelsey has carried the ball 71 times for 670 yards and 11 touchdowns.

When deciding on where he wants to play in college, Kelsey says coach Donte Pimpleton played a major role in his commitment to the love he showed. Kelsey believes he can make an immediate impact in college and hopes to improve on both sides of the ball.

Bethune-Cookmnan is 3-8 this year with wins against Savannah State, Mississippi Valley and Florida A&M.

2 Monarch Football Players Commit Days Before Regional Championship Game
Holden Zeltner and Malik Kelsey. {Top Shot Media}

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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