The former Cherokee County High School defensive coordinator was hired at Ohatchee High School on April 26. He becomes the fourth head coach in the past six years for the Indians.
Wehunt replaces Jason Howard, who left the Indians for a second term at Spring Garden.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” Wehunt said. “I’ve just finished meeting with the current staff (Friday morning). I’m excited and I haven’t slept much thinking about everything what has to be done. Ohatchee has a great tradition, and Coach Howard has laid a solid foundation. I have a lot of respect for him. Everything he teaches is fundamentally sound.”
Wehunt gave thanks to Warrior head coach Tripp Curry and the Cherokee County community for everything they’ve done for him.
“Cherokee County has been great,” Wehunt said. “ I’ve been blessed to be part of a great staff and work with some very talented players.”
Ohatchee is going to be part of the new Class 2A Region 6 with Wellborn (down from 3A), Pleasant Valley, Fultondale, Woodland, Ranburne, Vincent and Victory Christian.
The Indians open with a non-region road game with White Plains and finish at Gaylesville on Nov. 2.
“We’ve really got to hit the ground running,” Wehunt said. “On May 17, we will be playing in the first Calhoun County Pigskin Jam at JSU (against Weaver).”
Former Cherokee County tennis standout Haley Highfield signed a scholarship with University of Montevallo on April 11. She also received a presidential scholarship on April 19 and a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship for her academic achievements while at Snead State Community College, where she’s attended and played tennis the past two seasons.
Highfield helped guide the Parsons to their fifth straight state tennis championship on April 21 at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. Highfield, who plays at No. 1 singles, received the Most Valuable Player award following the state tournament.
Snead State will travel to Tyler, Texas for nationals beginning on Saturday.
Jake Minnix, Lee Morgan, Mark Jason Green and Kim Nichols shot an impressive 20 under par 51 to win the Piedmont Quarterback Club four-person charity golf scramble on Saturday.
The foursome posted the impressive score at the Cherokee County Country Club and garnered first place in the tournament. The quartet’s round included three eagles, only one par and just 20 total putts.
Closest to the pin prizes went to Steve Baker, Eddie Robertson, and Johnny Waits.
There will be a cornhole tournament May 19 at Cedar Bluff Park beginning at 11 a.m. Price per team is $20. Teams can register the day of the tournament. For more information, call (256) 484-7599.