INSIDE THE HUDDLE: The 2017 Plainview Bears
July 8, 2017
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INSIDE THE HUDDLE: The 2017 Plainview Bears

PHOTO: For the third stop of Inside the Huddle, Southern Torch visited the Class 3A Plainview Varsity Bears! (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)

Marla Jones, Sports Editor

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — For the third stop of Inside the Huddle, Southern Torch visited the Class 3A Plainview Varsity Bears.  

The Plainview Bears were always my rival when I was in school. As I have got older, and maybe a little wiser, the Bears have turned into one of my favorite teams. I own a Plainview Football shirt and wear it with pride. Everyone treats me like I am part of the team and I am sure that they are considering adding me to the coaching staff.  I was excited to visit the team and possibly teach them a few things. While at practice, a big concern for me,  was that I would get ran over. I advised Coach Parker, that his main job was to keep me safe. I am pretty sure he did not know that was in his job description.

I had the opportunity to watch the team as they worked out in their newly renovated fieldhouse. Strength training is very crucial to any team and the Plainview coaching staff have really worked hard to provide a top notch workout facility.  

Walking up to the practice field, I was amazed at the size of the football team. The Bears have several talented players to chose from this year.  After watching the Bears practice, I know they possess what it takes to a powerhouse in Class 3A this season.  

2016 RECORD:

Last year, the Bears faced several strong teams and finished with a 6-4 record. They fell to Colbert County, 31-20 in the first round of the Alabama High School State Football Playoffs.

The 2017 Plainview Bears returning seniors! (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)

The Plainview Bears have strength in leadership.  The team has nineteen seniors.  The team will have five returning defensive starters and six returning offensive starters for the 2017 season.  


Coach Goodwin will be starting his third year as head coach for Plainview. He has formed a good relationship with the team. You can see that the players have tremendous amount of  respect for him. Coach Pat Vinson will also be returning for his third year as Defensive Coordinator. Joining the coaching staff this year will be Luke Powell, Chase Parker and Jared Carson.



8/25  vs Sardis

9/1 @ Sand Rock

9/8 vs North Sand Mountain *

9/15 @ Pisgah *

9/22 vs Geraldine *

9/29 @ Fyffe

10/13 vs Brindlee Mountain *

10/20 vs Sylvania *

10/27 @ New Hope *

11/3 vs Moody

*denotes region game


The Plainview Bears face a competitive region but have the skills and leadership to do well this season!

(Marla Jones | Southern Torch)

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