After advising the head coach of a Mississippi high school for a few seasons, National Football League (NFL) quarterback Brett Favre came out of retirement – again – when he was named offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School's team in July.
It was no surprise when on Friday night, the Hattiesburg American reported that in the Warriors' season opener, they dominated the Sumrall Bobcats, ending 64 to 6. A recently added play from Favre scored the opening points for Oak Grove just 44 seconds into the first quarter, and the new coach could be seen excitedly jumping and jogging onto the field throughout the rest of the game.
The head coach of the Warriors, Nevil Barr, spoke to ESPN SportsCenter about Favre's new role.
"We're out there for two and a half hours," Barr told the source. "He's coaching from the minute we get on the field until we leave. I mean, he's coaching on the run, just coaching and working, and that's what I like."
Favre, the NFL's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns, said in the interview that the kids were his "number one focus." Reports say he has been well received by the community where he resides, and by the players on the team, who indicate that he is an enthusiastic coach.
The quarterback of the Warriors, Kirk McCarty, led the offense through their near-shutout of the Bobcats and ended the game with a touchdown and 124 passing yards, according to the newspaper.
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