PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
Since I arrived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1979, there have been a number of high school head football coaches who coached their sons at the quarterback position.
Hancock North Central's Irvin Favre coached his son Brett, who went on to excel at Southern Miss and in the NFL becoming one of the all-time greats.
Pascagoula head coach Bill Matthews coached his son Shane, who went on to fame at the University of Florida and served as a backup quarterback in the NFL for years.
Long Beach head coach Joey D'Angelo coached his son Mickey, who became a starting quarterback at Southern Miss and is now coaching at West Harrison High School.
Head coach Scott Sisson has an excellent quarterback calling the signals at Resurrection. His quarterback happens to be his son....Larry.
Through 9 games, Larry Sisson has helped guide the Eagles to 8 wins, 6 and 1 in the Region 4-1A standings, earning the home field advantage in the upcoming playoffs on November 14th. Coach Sisson says he treats his son just like any other player on the Resurrection football team.
Sisson said, "It's kind of the good and the bad. I guess the bad would be, he has to hear it a little bit extra from me on the rides home and at the supper table when we're watching another ball game. And on the good side, you get to spend a lot of extra father-son time together and it doesn pay off when you can talk about it as much as we're able to."
Larry Sisson has passed for 18-hundred-23 yards with 21 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. He's added 384 yards rushing with 7 touchdowns, netting 8.3 yards per carry. So how is it having his dad as the head coach?
Larry said, "There's pressure for sure. You know everybody looks at me a little harder because he's the coach so I have a little more pressure on me because of that. But I think it makes me a better player and I wouldn't want it any other way."
The Sisson's and the entire talented Resurrection football team travels to Dexter High School Friday night before hosting the first round of the Class 1A playoffs next Friday.