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Ray Shempert has shared in the gridiron success at Wynne for 29 years.Now he moves up in rank to replace "The General."
"When I took this, I said I wasn't going to change anything," Shempert
When the school approached Campbell about his replacement, Shempert
drew his recommendation.
has spent 34 years in the coaching business.He began as junior high head coach and senior high assistant at Yellville and spent three years at Earle before joining the staff at Wynne.The last 16 years, Shempert has served as defensive coordinator under Campbell, and he admits it has been eerie at times in his new capacity.
"It's been different trying to do some things knowing he's
not going to be here," Shempert
said."I see him walking in the hall and it's hard knowing he's
not going to be out there with us."There was rumors that Campbell may retire for the last few years, and Shempert
admits being head coach had crossed his mind.
But yeah, it's been in the back of my mind for quite a while," Shempert
staff will still hold Mike Singleton and Lee Moore, a pair of coaches he
has shared the sideline with for years."We've worked together for a long time," Shempert
...Shempert will also join Campbell one last time as an assistant in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star game this summer.
was announced the head coach, the first thing he
did ... "Take a deep breath," Shempert
Shempert resigns as Wynne ...
Shempert resigns as Wynne head football coach
Following several weeks of speculation surrounding the future of the Wynne High School football program, head coach Ray Shempert tendered his resignation as head football coach to the Wynne School Board on Monday.
Wynne coach Ray Shempert ...
Wynne coach Ray Shempert said his team didnâ€™t do what it needed to on offense.
Under coach Ray Shempert, ...
Under coach Ray Shempert, Wynne remains a proponent of the Diamond-T offense built on tight formations and inside running.
Despite the loss of its top back, Wynne managed to move the ball against Marion, but miscues kept the Yellowjackets from cashing in. According to Shempert
the offense had multiple opportunities to put points on the board, only to watch from the sideline as Marion took advantage of mistakes.
says the mistakes that plagued his
team in the scrimmage and against Marion must cease if Wynne is to have a shot at an upset.
"These kids deserve a playoff game," ...
"These kids deserve a playoff game," Wynne coach Ray Shempert said.
"These seniors have been through two tough years and they deserve to get to go the playoffs, and we are looking forward to going."
Wynne missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 1990 and after an 0-7 start this season, the Yellowjackets looked as if they would once again sit out the postseason.
But Wynne won its last three games, including a victories over Paragould and Forrest City to give them an edge in head-to-head matchups.
The Yellowjackets will visit Monticello, the top seed from the 5A-Southeast, next week.
"I think the kids finally figured out that they could play after the Batesville game and decided that is what they wanted to do," Shempert said.
"I have to give the offensive line some credit for all of that, too," Shempert
"They opened some holes and when he
had some holes to run through, he
got it done.
ran over some people, too, and he
is a hard worker and a great kid and it was nice for him to have an outstanding game."
Lemke scored on the first play of the fourth quarter on a 51-yard touchdown to stretch the lead to 36-26.
scored again on a 2-yard run with 6:14 left in the game to set the final at 43-26.
"We can run a little bit," Shempert