Westside football coach Robert Davis resigns

Robert Davis, the winningest football coach in Middle Georgia history, turned in his letter of resignation as the Westside football coach early Friday.

"It's just time to go," said Davis, citing uncertainty with possible cutbacks in the Bibb County school system as one of the reasons for resigning. "Maybe we just need a younger guy to handle things like cutbacks, downsizing and a bad economy."

Davis won more than 100 games after coming to Westside in 1997. He led the Seminoles to the Georgia Dome twice for the state playoffs and to five 10-win seasons. The Seminoles received their first No. 1 ranking last year. They finished 12-1, earning the first undefeated regular season by a Bibb County football team in more than 30 years. Westside lost to eventual Class AAAA champion Tucker in the quarterfinals.

"I thought we had a great year," Davis said. "The guys were spectacular. We lost to a very good football team."

Davis came to Macon after a legendary career in Warner Robins.

He led the Demons to three state championships and two mythical national championships. This past season, Davis passed longtime Mary Persons coach Dan Pitts as the winningest coach in Middle Georgia history. He trails only Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell in wins statewide.