I hope everyone had a good holiday. I’m digging out after taking a five day holiday break that also included some healthy doses of the IT Infrastructure upgrades that I’ve been yammering about lately. Speaking of yammering, on Friday nights for the past 14 weeks the Slabbed New Media twitter account has been covering High School football and those Friday night light tweets gets more social engagement than all the rest combined. Next year, I’ll likely create a dedicated twitter account for sports but until then we have one more week of High School football coming this weekend at the State Championship games in Oxford at Ole Miss.
First up is the Lawrence County paper’s story on last Friday night’s game, which had a nice Easter egg in for us:
I happily covered my alma mater’s run to the class 4A football championship but sadly I am not surprised to see another self-inflicted public relations wound courtesy of a very controversial school principal. I expressed my concerns about Mr Verlander two or so years ago after an excellent teacher was fired for refusing to change the grade of a donor’s son so frankly this does not surprise me. The reader comments sum up popular opinion of the alumni with most being very concerned about the damage being done the school by the current administration. Jim Mashek and Al Jones had this story hung on the front page of yesterday’s Sun Herald:
Members of the St. Stanislaus Class 4A state championship Rockachaws football team would love to have championship rings to commemorate the experience, but school policy forbids it.
St. Stanislaus principal Paul Verlander sent a letter to Rockachaws’ coaches, players and parents recently stating that commemorative rings to celebrate accomplishments, including state championships, are not in line with school policy. Continue reading “Lord of the Rings no championship bling”
the Rockachaws stormed onto the field, with Williams hoisting the state championship trophy surrounded by grown men moved to tears by the team’s accomplishment.
Jim Mashek not only tells the story of the Rocks kicking down the championship door yesterday in Jackson, he traces the roots of Dylan Favre’s football success but not to his famous Uncle Brett. Instead Jim accurately gives the credit to “Big Irv” Irvin Favre, former coach at Hancock County High School and a man who commanded mucho respect in football circles from the Pros on down.
the Rockachaws had to make plays on defense. Lafayette County has some serious quicks. The Commodores have some terrific athletes.
Dylan Favre broke the state high school passing TD record while two of his receivers went over 1,000 receiving yards for the season in last night’s win over Poplarville. As I’ve said on this blog before, watching young Favre play is well worth the $5 admission. Congrats to Dylan and the Rocks for another successful season and of course we wish them much luck in the state playoffs.