The Jonathan Clark experiment only lasted one season.
HCS Media confirmed late this afternoon, and broke the news on Twitter around 4pm ET, the Patrick Henry is in search of a new head football coach. Hanover County Public Schools posted a vacancy in its employment section of its website looking for a coach for the Patriots.
Clark was not retained after a tough season which saw the Patriots lose their first six straight games before pulling out a late win at Homecoming over Thomas Jefferson, then win the following Saturday at John Marshall before losing to Deep Run and Douglas Freeman to conclude the campaign at 2-8.
There were highs (the two wins), positive points (individual player development, playing teams such as Godwin and Freeman close), heartbreaking times (the fumble at the end of the Deep Run game, letting Atlee score in the final five seconds of the first half to break a scoreless tie and give the Raiders the 2nd half momentum to cruise to victory), and very low points (not scoring until week 3, being dismantled by J.R. Tucker).
In the end, Patriot leaders have determined that, in their quest to return the program to its glory years from 1982 to 2008 under Ray Long, a different person should be at the helm. The vacancy is being advertised through January 31st.
After the season ended November 8th, we, as well as many fans, wondered if Clark had earned a chance to have a second season. The question has now been answered.
Patrick Henry joins Glen Allen and Huguenot as schools in the "Central Region" looking for new head varsity football coaches for 2014.
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