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Chuck Griffin Resigns in Troup
Friday, 13th July 2012 - 11:18AM
Chuck Griffin resigned this week as AD/Football Coach at Troup High School after just two years and a 6-15 record.

Griffin resigned to take a position as an assistant football coach at Faith Academy in Mobile, Alabama.

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Atlanta's Webster commits to Oklahoma State
Monday, 25th June 2012 - 6:04PM
Atlanta running back Corion Webster, 5-11, 185, 4.58, has committed to Oklahoma State.

Webster ran for 1,865-yards on 222-carries and 24-TD's as a junior.
John Tyler's Ward commits to Houston
Monday, 25th June 2012 - 6:04PM
John Tyler quarterback Greg Ward, 5-11, 165, 4.46, has committed to play college football at the University of Houston.

Ward passed for 3,782-yards and 34-TD's as a junior, and ran for 1,249-yards and 19-TD's, but will most likely play wide receiver or defensive back at Houston.

Ward told David Smoak, "It's a great college and they were one of the first to offer me and show confidence in me and I also like their setup for the student-athlete." Ward added, "And, it's very close to Tyler where my family and friends can come watch me play."

Ward completed 74% of his passes (283-383) as a junior and was a first-team all-state selection. He was also a first-team All-Smoaky.com selection.
Dale Dotson, "We're done with athletics at Lon Morris"
Monday, 25th June 2012 - 6:04PM
Everyone knows about the email shutdown of Lon Morris College from a month ago, but I hadn't heard much over the last few weeks about any finality to the future of Lon Morris athletics, well, tonight, long-time Bearcats men's basketball coach, Dale Dotson told me, "Smoaky, I know you heard about the shutdown email last month, well, there won't be any athletics this year at Lon Morris College, we're done."

Dotson, who was also an All-American basketball star at Lon Morris from 1963-1965, continued, "You know, after 23-yrs, I never thought I'd get an email ending my career. It's tough to swallow, sickening situation."

Dotson said he hasn't heard from anyone from the college since the email and added, "This was supposed to be the first year our football program played in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference, so imagine how this could affect all those teams involved."
Longview's Caraway commits to UL-Monroe
Wednesday, 20th June 2012 - 9:47AM
Longview quarterback Bivins Caraway announced his verbal commitment to UL-Monroe. Caraway, 6-0, 200, 4.7, on Twitter on Wednesday.

Caraway completed 125-233 passes for 2,424-yards and 22-TD's on a 10-5 semifinalist team. Caraway also ran for 6-TD's.
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