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Kennett football coach resigns

Friday, November 23, 2012

The search for a new varsity football coach at Kennett High School officially began Tuesday night.

The Kennett Board of Education accepted the resignation of current head football coach Corey Adkisson at Tuesday night's school board meeting.

Adkisson served as the head football coach at Kennett for the past two seasons. Kennett's varsity finished with a record of 3-7 in Adkisson's first year as head coach and went 1-9 during the 2012 season.

"I did resign," Adkisson said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon with Daily Dunklin Democrat. "I appreciate all the support the kids and school provided us. I was grateful to have an opportunity to be the head football coach.

Adkisson, who has coached football in southeast Missouri for the last 15 years, said he currently does not know where he will coach next season.

Kennett's last winning football season at the varsity level was in 2008 when it went 6-4 under Kirk Welch, who left the program following the 2008 season after going 17-22 over a four-year span at Kennett. Kenneth Reidinger coached the varsity football team in the 2009 and 2010 seasons before Adkisson took over.

No word on who Kennett would hire as its next football coach was available at press deadline.

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