Middleton gets win

ECHS grad leads the N.Y. Jets to victory

Escambia County High School graduate Ron Middleton was named the interim head coach of the New York Jets this past weekend after head coach Robert Saleh was out due to COVID-19. The former Blue Devil football star from Atmore led the Jets to a 26-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars giving Middleton a 1-0 record as a head coach in the NFL.

Melvin Middleton, who helped coach Ron Middleton in junior high school and high school in Atmore, said he knew Ron would be successful in whatever he did. He also takes blame for derailing Ron's dream of becoming a rock star.

Melvin said he was an assist...