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Kyle’s Korner …
There will be excitement again at Lefty Hamilton Park in West Williamson on Saturday night as the Williamson-Burch Alumni football game will take place starting at 7 p.m.
Several former players from both schools have been practicing and are ready to strap on the helmets and lace of the cleats one more time. Belfry has also had a team and has played two games – one at Sheldon Clark and one at Pikeville.
There will be more on this game later in the week and hopefully team rosters.
Fans should dig out their maroon and white or blue and white jerseys or sweat shirts and head on out for some fun.
…. A Parkersburg man was arrested after police said he threatened his son’s football coach, allegedly because of lack of playing time his son was getting on the field. Steven Wayne Britton, 41, of Parkersburg has been charged with assault of a school employee. The incident happened last Thursday at a football practice at Hamilton Middle School, according to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court.
Police said Britton approached coach Robert Davis and started screaming at him and pointing his finger in his face. Then, at some point during the altercation, Britton allegedly talked about shooting Davis and said, “I put three bullets in the last man to cross me,” according to the complaint.
…. A South Harrison High School football player was hospitalized following a serious injury during a game against Lincoln Friday night.
According to the Clarksburg Exponent, Dylan Jeffries underwent surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown for a blood clot on his brain, which led to swelling. Jeffries, a senior, was taken from the field on a stretcher midway through the fourth quarter.
… A hazing incident has prompted the resignations of two Brooke High School boy’s soccer coaches.
Brooke County Schools Superintendent Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson tells media outlets that head coach Brian Cerullo and assistant coach Joe Palcic voluntarily resigned on Friday. They will remain employed as teachers.
Kidder-Wilkerson says players reported a hazing incident occurred Sept. 23 on school property after classes ended. The Brooke County school board will hold disciplinary hearings for two students accused in the incident on Oct. 7.
(Info from this column came from the Associated Press.)