NEW AUGUSTA, MS (WDAM) - Sources close to the Perry Central High School football program believe the Perry County School Board's decision to relieve Tim Barron of his duties as the bulldogs head coach came about as a result of a half-time decision Barron made during his team's game against Lumberton last Friday.
The sources, who wish to remain anonymous, say three Perry Central players cursed out their assistant coaches, along with Barron, and threw their helmets on the sideline. At halftime, Barron decided to suspend the three players for the second half.
Sources confirmed that one of the three suspended players was the son of the president of the Perry County School Board. Earlier Wednesday, WDAM tried unsuccessfully to contact school superintendent Scott Dearman for comment.
Barron guided the Perry Central football team to a 17-14 record over his three seasons, and this year stood at 3-4 and 2-0 in divisional play before being replaced by Perry Central assistant coach Wes Brewer. Barron's 2009 squad also captured the Region 8-3A championship.