by Max Brantley
Doug Loughridge, who'll lead Charleston High School into a state championship football game in Little Rock tonight, had a rough start to his day. His house caught fire, KHBS TV 40/29 reports.
"The kids are prepared. They are a great group and good about not letting distractions get in the way. I have great assistant coaches and they will keep everything rolling." Loughridge said
UPDATE: Charleston beat Barton to win the state championship.