Jackson Howell has resigned his position as head football coach at Ezell-Harding after three seasons. He will continue to serve as principal of the high school.
“It was a situation where I felt I needed to spend more time with my family. Doing both jobs was just too demanding,’’ he said. “I wanted to serve more time in administration.’’
Howell’s teams at Ezell were 6-24. His first team was 0-10 and second was 1-9. The past season, the Eagles finished 5-5 and just missed making the DII-A playoffs, falling to FRA 10-7 on the final night of the regular season.
Howell, a native of Portland, was on the coaching staff at Ezell for four seasons before serving at Macon County Junior High, then Portland Middle School, before returning to Ezell to start the ’07 season.
Lipscomb’s Lavender retires: Veteran David Lipscomb High cross country coach Earl Lavender has announced his retirement after 15 years at the school. His final Mustang teams competed in the state A/AA meet at Percy Warner Park and finished in third place (boys) and fifth place (girls).
Crouch to Xavier: Hillsboro High basketball star Lakeisha Crouch signed with Xavier University in ceremonies in the Hillsboro Library Tuesday.