Second in state
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy learned no lead is safe against a tradition-rich baseball school.
Behind The Scoreboard
Celtics roll on
The NBA playoffs are in the throes of the final games before going into the conference championship rounds. The level of play has intensified.
By CLAUDE VINSON
Head coach Clifford Brown of the Holly High gridiron Hawks put his teams through a final prep test in the spring with a three-game set versus the 5A Horn Lake Eagles.
Rutherford leaving Byhalia
By BARRY BURLESON
Byhalia High School is looking for a new head football coach.
Devin Rutherford is leaving the 3A Indians for the same position at White Station, a 5A school in Memphis, Tenn.
“I’ve been procrastinating,” Rutherford said. “I’ve taken about two weeks trying to make a decision. It just puts myself and my family in a better position.”
Rutherford, 31, helped put Byhalia High School football on the map. After going 2-8 in his first season in Marshall County, last year he led the Indians to an 8-4 record and took them to the second round of the state playoffs. Varsity football was just renewed at the school in 2002 after a 20-year absence.
“I love Byhalia,” he said. “I love the kids; I love the people; and I love what we accomplished. We went from nothing to something in a short period of time.
“This was just a better opportunity for me and my family.”
Rutherford is from Memphis. His new job at White Station will be about 12 minutes from his home.
Last year White Station went 13-1. He said the school has a rich football tradition.
Don Randolph, superintendent of the Marshall County School District, said interviews have already begun in seeking Rutherford’s replacement.
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