Arledge out as Bulldogs head coach

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- After eight successful years, John Arledge was removed as head coach of the Palisade football team on Thursday.

According to a statement released by Palisade High School, Arledge was "released from his football coaching contract."

Arledge amassed a 69-25 record over eight years as the head coach, and he never missed the playoffs.

"We felt a change was needed at this time," read the school's statement released on Thursday.

"Our school and the community of Palisade owe Coach Arledge a substantial debt of gratitude," said Palisade Athletic Director Mike Krueger.

Krueger added that a timeline for the hiring of a new head coach has not been established yet.

Arledge will keep his teaching position in the Social Studies department at Palisade High.

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