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Great coach: Sapp statue unveiled

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tom Nunnelee, left, and William "Rocky" Sapp unveil a statue of former Sikeston High School football coach William "Bill" Sapp before Thursday night's game against Farmington at Public Schools Stadium.
(David Jenkins, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The unveiling of a statue commemorating the success of one of the greatest high school football coaches in Southeast Missouri history took place prior to the Sikeston Bulldogs and Farmington Knights game on Thursday night.

Legendary Sikeston head football coach Bill Sapp was honored and remembered during a ceremony as the newly erected sculpture of the coach was shown to the public at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.

The sculpture, which was made by his son, William "Rocky" Sapp, is located on the northwest end of the stadium and is facing toward the Sikeston sideline.

William "Rocky" Sapp was on hand for the event as well as former Standard Democrat journalist Joe Bean, who addressed those in attendance with his memories of the former football coach.

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