After 15 years at the helm of the Cornersville football program, Ray Stocstill has resigned but will stay at the school as a teacher.
"Coach Stocstill has resigned and will remain as a teacher," Cornersville Principal Bob Edens said.
"He coached 15 years and will be missed. "Ray was a great leader on and off the field was a great role model for all students, a hard worker that had great relationship with players, teachers and students"
Although the Bulldogs only won 36 games in Stocstill's tenure, they did make the Class 1A Playoffs in back-to-back years of 2009 and 2010.
Cornersville made progress in Stocstill's time as the two playoff appearances are half of the school's overall total of four appearances.
The school is still winless in the playoffs as they have a 0-4 record.
"Ray did an outstanding job and will be missed in the sports world," Edens said.
“He went above the call of duty in everything he participates in."
Gray Commits to Mississippi State
Mississippi State is at it again in the Volunteer State.
Talented White Station Donald Gray Jr. has committed to the Bulldogs becoming the 22nd commitment for the Class of 2013.
He is ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the state of Tennessee according to Rivals Top 25 state rankings.
"I just felt like they waited long enough," Gray told the Commercial Appeal. "They'd been there since the 10th grade. They were my first offer ever. They were there through thick and thin, so I felt I owed them that much. They just stuck with me through it all."
Gray Jr. (5-9, 180) caught 48 passes for 1,023 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in only eight games in 2012.
He scored 20 touchdowns overall for the Spartans.
Gray Jr. scored seven of those touchdowns in a 51-7 blowout of Memphis Central that included five receiving, one rushing and one on a punt return.
Mississippi State has recruited Gray Jr. as a wide receiver and kick returner.
The Bulldogs received a Class of 2014 commitment from Westwood junior athlete Nikia Cathey.
Other Commitments in the state of Tennessee are Dobyns Bennett wide receiver Malik Foreman (Tennessee), Siegel quarterback Brett Stockstill (Cincinnati),Whitehaven wide receiver Justin Hunt (Marshall), Fairley Defensive tackle DeMaris Peppers (Minnesota), Christian Brothers offensive lineman Alexander Karr (Arkansas State), Rhea County offensive lineman Jacob Revis (UTC), Knoxville West linebacker Zach Stuart (Lamar), Grace Christian Academy running back Will McKamey (Navy), Harding Academy defensive end Mack Weaver (Vanderbilt), Memphis East linebacker Marcus Robinson (Arkansas), Clarksville Northeast Athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Tennessee), ECS linebacker Walker Jones (Alabama), St. Benedict running back Jordan Wilkins (Auburn), Brentwood Academy defensive back Jalen Ramsey (USC), Memphis East Offensive Lineman Christian Morris (UCLA), MAHS wide receiver Marquez Lanton (Arkansas State), Brentwood Academy quarterback Max Staver (Florida), Whitehaven defensive back Darius Sims (Vanderbilt), Alcoa offensive lineman Dalton Owensby (MTSU), Shelbyville running back Marquis Morton (MTSU), Signal Mountain quarterback Reese Phillips (Kentucky), CAK wide receiver Josh Smith (Tennessee), CAK offensive lineman Brett Kendrick (Tennessee), Memphis Central defensive end Frank Herron (LSU), Lake County safety Devon Jones (Arkansas State), Memphis East defensive lineman Herbert Moore (Ole Miss), Whitehaven wide receiver Gerald Perry (Vanderbilt), Whitehaven running back Mark Dodson (Ole Miss), MUS linebacker Ford Howell (Wake Forest), Memphis Central wide receiver Latevius Rayford (Vanderbilt), Lenoir City wide receiver Camion Patrick (Tennessee), White Station defensive end Jason Carr (Tennessee) and Bradley Central offensive lineman Austin Sanders (Tennessee), Westwood Athlete Nikia Cathey (Mississippi St.), Independence Athlete Vic Wharton III (Tennessee) and MBA defensive tackle Jashon Robertson (Vanderbilt) have committed in the Class of 2014.
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