August 22, 2013
Mayor’s Cup up
for grabs Friday
Henceforth when the two largest high schools in the county square off against each other, they will not only be playing for bragging rights but a handsome trophy as well.
Holly Springs and Byhalia collide this Friday at 7 p.m. at Sam Coopwood Park.
Rev. Ederic Kearney of WKRA, now known as “The Change 92.7” across the airwaves, partnered with the Bank of Holly Springs and the Tri-State Trophy Shop to institute the award which will be given to the winner of the contest between the two schools each football season. The Mayor’s Cup will be displayed at the winner’s school until the next meeting.
The unveiling of the trophy was held last Friday at the Beckley Center. The attendance was sparse but the enthusiasm was thick. Both head coaches of the two competing schools, John Danley of Byhalia and Chris Rankin of Holly High, were on hand to offer remarks but no predictions. Each brought a contingent of players to represent the respective squads.
Byhalia Mayor Phil Malone was in attendance and spoke about the obvious implications of such a contest. Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck was not present but the vice mayor, Tim Liddy, stood in and echoed similar sentiments from the city of Holly Springs. Alderwoman Christy Owens accompanied the vice mayor.
Irene Walton Turnage, superintendent of the Holly Springs School District, said how proud the district was to be a part of such a long-standing rivalry and proffered that this tangible form of recognition would only strengthen the interest.
Gary Hannah, deputy superintendent of the Marshall County School District, represented superintendent Jerry Moore.
The program was emceed by Fred Johnson of the WMSBOA. Pastor Andrew Cheairs offered the invocation.
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