Pierson takes top football coaching post at West Jones
From Staff Reports
Dec. 26, 2001
While awaiting official approval, it appears the West Jones football program has a new head coach.
Bay Springs football coach Scott Pierson reportedly accepted the job offer last week. Pierson will be on the Jones County School Board's agenda at its Jan. 14 meeting. A West Jones administrator said late Friday night that Pierson had officially been recommended to the board for the vacancy created when Mike Taylor retired after 28 seasons at the school.
Neither Pierson nor West Jones supervising principal Lavahn Moss were available for comment over the weekend due to holiday travel.
Pierson compiled a 45-18 record in four seasons as the Bulldogs' head coach. Bay Springs qualified for the South State playoffs in each of those four seasons. This past season, Bay Springs finished 8-4 overall and 3-2 in Region 7-2A.
The Bulldogs defeated East Marion in the first round of the playoffs before losing to 7-2A champion Taylorsville in the second round.
A 1993 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, the Bay Springs
post was Pierson's first head coaching job. Pierson was one of 60 applicants for his new job.
Taylor had a 174-118 record at West Jones. West Jones finished 3-7 overall and 2-4 in Region 5-4A this season. The Mustangs missed the playoffs.
Wayne's world about winning
With a total record of 24-2, the top combined basketball record for area schools so far this season belong to the Wayne County War Eagles and Lady War Eagles.
The Wayne girls are 14-1, losing only to Moss Point.
The Wayne boys are 10-1 with their lone loss coming to Hattiesburg.
Central Vikings snap losing skid
The Central Academy Vikings got their first win of the season and snapped a 13-game losing streak when they knocked off Newton County Academy 50-43 on Dec. 10 at Macon.
Craig Geisbrecht scored 22 points to lead Central. Tyler Huerkamp added 11 as the Vikings improved to 1-8.
Central went 1-25 last year with the lone win coming against Wayne Academy.
– Marty Stamper