Inside The Huddle with the Sylvania Rams!
August 2, 2018
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Inside The Huddle with the Sylvania Rams!

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

SYLVANIA, Ala. — For my seventh stop on this season of Inside The Huddle, I was able to return to my old stomping grounds and visit with my alma mater, the Sylvania Rams! I graduated from Sylvania, my kids played ball there and hopefully one day, I will see my grandsons play on the field where their dads played.

Football is a way of life for people in Sylvania.  We begin talking about next year’s season as soon as one season is over.  You can be a Monday morning quarterback at the gas station almost anytime.  In Sylvania, we love our team.  It is quite evident, when you drive by the practice field and see the fans lined up watching the boys practice. We are waiting for that year….the year when our team gets to shine. The Sylvania Rams have the talent, speed and skills to be a big contender in Class 3A football this season.

As I walked to the field, I was amazed at the size of the team. After watching the team go through agility drills, I can say without doubt that Sylvania will be the team to watch this season.

After graduating 13 seniors last year, the Rams have 12 seniors ready to pick up their slack. They have five players returning on offense, and five on defense as well.

Coach Matt Putnam is returning for his fourth season as Head Coach of the Sylvania Rams. Joining him this year will be two new coaches: Coach Michael Davis and Coach John McGill. Returning coaches are Ryan Clark and Zach Hart, along with several volunteers.

The Rams have a full schedule this fall. They begin their year by facing off against Scottsboro in a non-conference game away on August 24. They face the Sardis Lions at home on August 31. The Rams travel to face Susan Moore and Gaston away on September 7 and September 14, respectively. Sylvania plays against the Plainview Bears at home on September 21, and then travels to North Sand Mountain on September 28. They travel to play against the Brindlee Mountain Lions on October 5 before facing off against New Hope at home on October 12. The Rams play against Pisgah on October 19. Sylvania closes their season with games against the Geraldine Bulldogs on October 26 and the Fyffe Red Devils on November 1.

The Rams have the determination and talent to succeed in 2018. I am betting that they will be on the hunt for that blue trophy come December.

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