Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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Townsend signs with HSU Football

Ferndale's Ike Townsend (DE) has signed a letter of intent to play for Humboldt State Football. 

After a solid career playing under Wildcats coach Kim Jorgensen, Townsend received All-League and the Captain Award in his three years.

Ike is the son of Stace and Pegi Townsend of Ferndale and will be a forestry major.