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Night was fitting for Bulldogs' historic win

Friday, October 30, 2009

SIKESTON -- It was only fitting that on a night where the Sikeston Bulldogs celebrated their first undefeated season in 33 years and their first SEMO Conference title in 11 years, a ceremony honoring arguably the best high school football coach in Southeast Missouri history took place just before kickoff.

The unveiling of a monument recognizing once Sikeston head football coach Bill Sapp took place just minutes before game-time while memories of the all-time great began to run through the minds of those who remember playing for the coach or hearing the tales of the historic Bulldog teams of old.

It was foreshadowing at it's finest.

After the four quarters were over and done with, Sikeston High School Stadium was filled with chants of "10-and-0," which was something that happened numerous times during the days of Sapp's tenure at the helm.

"I think its a great deal what they did for coach Sapp," Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs said. "Obviously, he's a legend and deserves the recognition he's getting. What they done is something that will be there for, not only coaches, but players will look at it every week they go out on the field. Who knows, that might start some kind of tradition for us maybe tapping on old coach Sapp before we go out on the field.

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