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Football coach cuts down overgrown weeds near Minor High

Minor High School's assistant football coach Kenny Gilliam used the football team's bush hog to cut down overgrown weeds that were blocking drivers' view near the school. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC Minor High School's assistant football coach Kenny Gilliam used the football team's bush hog to cut down overgrown weeds that were blocking drivers' view near the school. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
ADAMSVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

Pesky weeds near Minor High School are now causing problems for student drivers.

School officials say the overgrown brush is blocking the view for people turning in and out of the school. So to fix the problem, they're taking matters into their own hands.

Minor High School principal Juanita Vann went to the Adamsville city council meeting on Tuesday to ask them if they could cut down the weeds.

When the council told them it was Jefferson County's responsibility, the principal came up with a plan of her own. She asked one of the assistant football coaches if he could help cut down the weeds.

Coach Kenny Gilliam was out on Minor Parkway Wednesday morning. He says even though this isn't in his job description, he didn't mind helping out.

"It's just dangerous, coming in and out with kids, you can't see. When you go through the median what's coming the other way. It's just a danger, for the kids to get in and out of school," Coach Gilliam said.

The bush hog belongs to the football team and the head coach said he could use it for this purpose. Adamsville police also assisted by closing one lane of traffic.

Principal Vann says it was urgent to get the weeds cut since they have a home football game Friday night. She also said she's going to ask the county commission to help with this problem.

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