November 26, 2002
Cairo High head football coach Warren Field will not be back next season for the Syrupmakers.
Field was asked to resign last Friday and was told if he didn't that school board would vote in two weeks to accept principal Tim Helms' recommendation not retain Field.
Warren Field told Newscenter Ten he is still trying to decide whether to resign.
Field says he wants to do the right thing but fears stepping down could make him look like a quitter.
His biggest concern is his son Blake who has been a three year starter at quarterback and will likely be a college prospect next year.
Cairo High missed the playoffs after a 3 and 7 season this year.
But the Syrupmakers won two region titles and posted a 20 and 6 record in Field's first two seasons as head coach of the Syrupmakers.
Wes helms says this past season had nothing to do with his decision to make a change.
Helms says he and the school board feel the Cairo High program needs to head in a new direction.
Warren Field hopes to reach a decision on whether to resign after the Thanksgiving holiday.