John David Markins
Following the resignation of James Harvey as the head coach of Columbia High School football, Superintendent Jason Harris immediately began searching for not only the next candidate to fill those big shoes but the best one.
Imagine you had an employee who had served you faithfully for nine years and overall done a good job. If that person received an opportunity with a competing firm to make much more money than you could afford to pay them, what would your reaction be?
For such a young team to battle adversity and still have the success West Marion did this season — winning six games and advancing to the second round of the playoffs after an 0-3 start — the 2017 campaign for the Trojans has to be viewed as a success despite Friday night’s 34-6 home loss to Hazlehurst.