Hero of the Week: Micah and Dennis Sheppard, Meridian

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MACON -- Meridian head coach Micah Sheppard calls one of his assistants something that no one else can: Dad.


Dennis Sheppard is a valued member of his son Micah's staff not just because of their mutual trust, but because of Dennis' experiences coaching at Eisenhower and elsewhere. Like all father-son duos, the Sheppards' relationship history has elements of mischief, love, tension and admiration.

Micah is now the one that calls the shots, after being an assistant for Dennis more than a decade ago at Eisenhower.

In this Hero of the Week profile, the two share what it's like to coach together plus how their relationship has grown stronger over time through football.

Week 1: Shannon Roberts, MacArthur

Week 2: Fowler Connell, Danville

Week 3: Ken Leonard, Sacred Heart-Griffin

Week 4: Micah and Dennis Sheppard, Meridian