RHS celebrates 500th football win


Photos submitted Pictured are Calvin Head, RJSHS Athlete Director, Coach, John Myers, RJSHS Principal, Mrs. Kim McDaniel Josh Bigbee: Class A District 1 Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-State; Trey Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State and Honorable Mention All-State; Brennan Hughes, and Chris Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State; Not pictured: Jordan Blick, Javaren Robey, and Kobe Kerr, 1st Team Academic All-State; Jaylyn McMurry and Paul Jones, Honorable Mention Academic All-State.


“Mr. Panther” Don Firchow


The game ball from Russellville’s 500th football victory.


On Friday evening, Jan. 15, between the Russellville High School girls and boys basketball games against Franklin-Simpson, coach John Myers had the privilege of presenting RJSHS Principal, Mrs. Kim McDaniel, the 500th winning-game football.

The following has been inscribed on the football: “500th Panther Football Win, Russellville 41 Bethlehem 20; ~Class A~; Regional Champs, Nov. 20, 2015.”

This historic football inscription was designed and painted by “Mr. Panther” himself, Don Firchow. Coach Myers then recognized some of his 2015, football players.

Some of the players recognized include Josh Bigbee: Class A District 1 Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-State; Trey Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State and Honorable Mention All-State; Brennan Hughes, and Chris Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State; Not pictured: Jordan Blick, Javaren Robey, and Kobe Kerr, 1st Team Academic All-State; Jaylyn McMurry and Paul Jones, Honorable Mention Academic All-State.

Photos submitted Pictured are Calvin Head, RJSHS Athlete Director, Coach, John Myers, RJSHS Principal, Mrs. Kim McDaniel Josh Bigbee: Class A District 1 Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-State; Trey Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State and Honorable Mention All-State; Brennan Hughes, and Chris Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State; Not pictured: Jordan Blick, Javaren Robey, and Kobe Kerr, 1st Team Academic All-State; Jaylyn McMurry and Paul Jones, Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Girls-boys-basketball-football-recognition-036.jpgPhotos submitted Pictured are Calvin Head, RJSHS Athlete Director, Coach, John Myers, RJSHS Principal, Mrs. Kim McDaniel Josh Bigbee: Class A District 1 Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-State; Trey Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State and Honorable Mention All-State; Brennan Hughes, and Chris Matthews, 1st Team Academic All-State; Not pictured: Jordan Blick, Javaren Robey, and Kobe Kerr, 1st Team Academic All-State; Jaylyn McMurry and Paul Jones, Honorable Mention Academic All-State.

“Mr. Panther” Don Firchow
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Girls-boys-basketball-football-recognition-032.jpg“Mr. Panther” Don Firchow

The game ball from Russellville’s 500th football victory.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Mr-Firchow-football-002.jpgThe game ball from Russellville’s 500th football victory.
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