Lessons from the gridiron to the classroom
Superintendent Shannon Sudbury is laying the foundations of an academic dynasty here in Yazoo City, tackling the problems that students face in the classrooms.
Before that, he spent four years pushing people around on the line of scrimmage, culminating in a National Black College championship for Alabama State in 1991, still the school’s only title.
Sudbury doesn’t hold any single season records, but his team displayed a domination few have seen in college football.
“It was like the circus was coming to town,” Sudbury recalls of their record setting season where the Hornets finished 11-0-1. “When we showed up, we were going to put points on the board, pop people in the mouth. We were going to make everybody on a highlight film.”
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