Updated: Brownwood head coach Sammy Burnet recovering from surgery


Brownwood head football coach and athletic director Sammy Burnett is recovering from surgery, according to Brownwood media outlets.

The reports state that Burnett fell ill over the weekend and had successful surgery in Abilene.

He is doing well, but there is no word when Burnett is going to be able to return to the sidelines, according to Assistant head coach David Jones, who takes over until Burnett returns.

Jones told Bigcountryhomepage.com Sports they are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. He added, “Sammy’s done a lot of great things in the last two years, but one of the best is he’s assembled a great staff. We’ve got a routine, and our coaches and players are mature.”

Burnett’s Brownwood Lion football team is 10-1 this season, and getting ready for the Area round of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

The Lions play Alvarado on Friday night in Denton at 7:30pm.

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