Bobby Carr leaves Edgewood Academy (AL) in midst of 71 game win streak

Bobby CarrBobby Carr has (right) resigned as the head coach at Edgewood Academy. Photo from
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The Montgomery Advertiser is reporting that Edgewood Academy head football coach Bobby Carr has resigned.  Carr has led Edgewood to six straight Alabama Independent School Association state football titles, which includes a 71-game win streak that is currently the longest active streak in the nation.

Carr told the Montgomery Advertiser, “A lot of people ask why I would leave at 71-game win streak.  You look at a lot of NFL, (Major League Baseball), NBA players and coaches that leave when they’re on top.  I’m not retiring, I’m just saying it’s time to build another machine.  I don’t know where yet, but it’s time. I don’t think there’s anything else we can do at Edgewood.  I’ve had the help of some really great coaches and some unbelievable players over the years.  Those guys are the ones that deserve the credit, because they came to work every day and found a way to be the last one standing at the end of each ball game.  It goes beyond 71 games.  I’m just so thankful Edgewood gave me the opportunity to build something great.”

Reporter Ethan Bernal also states in the story that there are rumors that Carr could be headed to Stanhope Elmore, which has an opening after head coach Jeff Foshee stepped-down last week.

Carr’s mark at Edgewood was 162-25.  He owns a career record of 206-43 in 20 years as a high school football head coach.

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