23 Aug

Findlay Prep Will Need Yet Another Coach

Findlay Prep head coach Andy Johnson is seen against Montverde Academy in the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Basketball Tournament on Friday, April  3, 2015 in Queens, NY.  Montverde won 57-53. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

Findlay Prep will have to, once again, undergo a search for a head coach as Andy Johnson announced that he will be moving on to accept a job as an assistant coach at South Utah University. The upcoming season for Findlay prep held a lot of potential and high expectations. Findlay Prep will now have to hire it’s fifth head coach in six seasons.
Johnson will be joining another former Findlay Prep Coach, Todd Simon, who is the current head coach for South Utah University. This will be Coah Johnson’s first collegiate coaching job after spending two years coaching in the high school ranks – both with Findlay prep. Assistant Coach Rodney Haddix has been named interim coach but is not expected to retain the position full time.
Since the basketball program started ten seasons ago eight players from Findlay have been selected in the NBA entry draft. Johnson & Findlay Prep’s athletic director were contacted for comment but neither have yet to get back to us.

19 Aug

HS FOOTBALL: Robinson & Turnovers Lead Lee Over Jones County

Lee County’s defense stood strong with recovering three turnovers while running back Mark Robinson rushed for 157 yards en route to a 20-13 victory over Jones County on Thursday night. Akilies Leroy made his impact with eight tackles and a fumble recovery while the Lee defense did not waiver the entire game.
As in many high school games, that passing game was a dubious proposition at best. Both teams saw steady success on the ground with Lee taking a larger advantage. It was a big night on the road for Lee, the soon to be named “road warriors” as the team grinded through adversity and an overall very tough push back from Jones County. A tip of the hat goes to the coaches of both teams who managed the roosters and the game clock in grand fashion.
The game was a battle of wills that Lee came out on top of. The teams traded a pair of field goals each on the offensive side while Lee scored the eventual game winning touchdown on a five yard rush from senior running back Mark Robinson. The rest of the season looks bright for Lee – especially if they continue playing their hard nosed style defense like they most certainly did to start the 2016 season.