The slogan at Whitehaven High School is "Respect the Haven" but someone who felt like being disrespectful spray-painted Fairly Bulldogs and FHS on the schools newly renovated field and track before last Friday's football game.
The audacity was disheartening to many, including Memphis Police Department officer J.E. Kirkwood, who viewed it before the Eagles took on the Bulldogs.
"Even though they vandalized the field, I'd rather they do that than shoot one another," said Kirkwood. "I hope they (Whitehaven) just handle it on the field."
And that's EXACTLY what the Tigers did.
On Whitehaven's first three offensive possessions, the Tigers scored three touchdowns, with the third wiped out by a penalty. Marshun Jones, 5'9" 175 lbs, set the tone early with carries of 56 and 67 yards. He finished with 146 yards in a 63-8 Respect-the-Haven rout.