One-hundred wins in high school ball is a milestone many head coaches never reach, but that’s the milestone Sylacauga Head Coach Matt Griffith is going for Friday night in the Aggies’ season opener at Leeds.
If not for a controversial call in the waning moments in the first round of the 2018 playoffs, Griffith would have already reached the feat with a win over Jasper High School.
Griffith enters the 2019 season as the second-longest tenured head coach in the school’s rich football history, just behind Aggie legend Tom Calvin, who coached the team for 21 years spanning from 1956 to 1976, before moving to Austin High School in Decatur.
Griffith inherited a 2-8 team in 2005. Since then, he has turned Sylacauga into a perennial playoff contender, reaching the postseason for seven consecutive seasons, and 10 times total in his 14 seasons in the Marble City.
Griffith has compiled a 90-61 record in Sylacauga, according to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society. Nine of his wins come from his time at Pell City High School in the late ’90s and early 2,000s.
Friday nights season kickoff should be the one where Griffith can make history. In 2018, Sylacauga topped Leeds 56-10 at Legion Stadium to start the season.
The Aggie sports Network will be live at Leeds with The Star Physical Therapy Kickoff Show beginning at a special start time of 5:30. Listen on Yea!106.5, the Yea!106.5 app, Yea1065.com, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Watch live on AggieSportsNetwork.net and on Facebook Live.
The Aggie Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of Sylacauga High School athletics.