On Friday, February 7th, the Waldron Bulldogs took on the Charleston Tigers at the Waldron Activity Center for a big-time basketball match-up. In addition to conference supremacy being on the line, the Bulldogs also remembered Eddie Harrison. Mr. Harrison was a long time educator at Waldron High, school board member upon his retirement, and gatekeeper at all Bulldog basketball games. Mr. Harrison passed away last year of liver cancer and the Bulldogs hope to continue his legacy of helping out the youth of Waldron.
“Mr. Harrison had such an impact on the kiddos of Waldron for so long. Being a presence around the school, sporting events, and church youth groups for his whole life, Mr. Harrison is the ultimate definition of what a Waldron Bulldog is. He was a leader by service and understood the importance of having great adults influencing the youth,” expressed coach, Joshua Atchley.
When Bulldog and Tiger fans packed the WAC last Friday, the Bulldog coaches had asked everyone to wear green in awareness of liver cancer. The Bulldog basketball program did a pre-sale on green shirts and there were also green “Eddie Night” shirts available for $12 at the door. All proceeds raised from the sale of “Eddie” shirts will be donated to the Scott County Boys and Girls Club in Mr. Harrison’s name. “Mr. Harrison’s legacy was helping the local youth any way that he could, and we hope to continue that for many years to come!”