Timpson Coaching Controversy

by Larry Little

The small community of Timpson came together last winter when Lekendrick Yarbrough, one of their high school athletes, died during a basketball game. This time, sports is causing controversy after head football coach Lucky Gamble resigned and then wanted his job back.

Before the school board meeting last Friday, Gamble was confident he would soon be back on the field. After meeting with the school board for nearly two hours, Gamble showed the same confidence.

Despite his confidence, Gamble won't be on the sidelines this year. In what some consider a surprising move, the Timpson ISD named Robert Denton as new head football coach.

For now, concerned parents say the football program must go on, no matter who is coaching the team. Timpson opens the football season this Friday night at West Sabine.