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Eagles plan to chase another Region Title
instead of simply 'rebuilding' this year
Kirksey is new
Head Coach


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From the August 17, 2016 issue of The Journal
(Also click here for photos from the scrimmage)
By Richard Harris
   The Marion County High School football team had to replace a lot of starting players for this year's season, so many are likely expecting it to be a "rebuilding year", but the Eagles have other plans. Those plans include continuing a tradition of excellence and winning a seventh region championship in a row.
   New Head Coach Chris Kirskey puts it simply, "Our goals are to win another regional championship and go to the state playoffs."
   They know it won't be easy, but they're used to working hard and pulling out victories against tough competition. Region 4A is expected to be even stronger this year, as it has been expanded and is joined by three former Class AA teams (Manchester, ... The rest of the story.

By Richard Harris
   The successful Marion County High Football team has a new head coach at the helm this year, but he's not new to "Eagle Nation". Chris Kirksey was promoted to head coach after joining the staff as assistant coach/defensive coordinator last year.
   Recently retired Head Coach Mike Swaney, whose teams ... The rest of the story.