The Auburn City Schools Board of Education made Keith Etheredge’s hiring official during a specially called meeting Friday, and Oxford must replace a five-time state champion who led the Yellow Jackets back to the top in 2019.

Alexandria’s strong run since the Calhoun County tournament ended in mid-January ended at eight wins in 10 games, including a dramatic sub-regional victory over Parker on D’Anthony Walton’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

The Valley Cubs finished 15-9.

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