Simon Kenton’s Jeff Marksberry reflects on high school football career

Simon Kenton head coach Jeff Marksberry shakes hands with Beechwood head coach Noel Rash prior to their game at Beechwood, Friday, September 29, 2017.

Jeff Marksberry still has fond memories of playing high school football for Holmes in the 1980s.

He was an all-conference offensive lineman for the Bulldogs, earning spots on multiple all-star teams his senior year.

Marksberry has transferred that love of the game to his players for the last 30 years as a coach.

“I loved every minute of that, wouldn’t trade it for anything,” he said Tuesday. “High school football is the greatest sport in the world.”

Marksberry was reflective about his playing career after recently retiring as Simon Kenton’s head football coach and athletic director. He had been in both positions at SK for 22 seasons. Marksberry will officially leave as athletic director Dec. 31.

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