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Farmville Central Honors Dixon Sauls

FARMVILLE—  Farmville Central High School has bestowed a major honor on a former coach and athletic director.

The Farmville football field was officially named the R. Dixon Sauls Athletic Field in honor of the man who served the school as a head football coach, track coach and athletic director for many years. According to the Greenville Daily Reflector, the ceremonies took place at Farmville’s home football game last Friday night against South Central.

Sauls, a native of Farmville, served the school from 1984 to 2007 as head football coach. He was the Jaguars’  track coach for 19 years and was athletic director for eight.

A number of former FCHS athletes who had played for Coach Sauls were on hand for the ceremony, including Dennis Tripp, who played on the first team Sauls coaches at Farmville Central and later went on to play in the National Football League for the New York Giants.