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By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Dusty Darnell, new Head Coach of the Crossville Lions! Darnell is an alumnus of Crossville High School and graduated in the Class

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — For my next-to-last stop on this season’s Inside The Huddle, I stopped in to see the Crossville Lions. I was lucky enough to meet new head coach for the Lions, Dusty

Friday Football Fever

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Soon the stands will be filled with expectant fans ready for their team to take on the field for the first football games of the 2018 season. Some teams will

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Brent Tinker, Head Coach of the Ider Hornets Varsity Football team! Coach Tinker is a 1987 graduate of Ider High School and

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Coach James “Ernie” Willingham, Head Coach of the Collinsville Panthers! Willingham is a alumnus of both Collinsville and Jacksonville State University. He served as the

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Brad Waldrop, Head Coach for the Geraldine Football team. Coach Waldrop graduated from Sylvania High School where he was a standout football player. 

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Heath Vincent, Head Coach for the Valley Head Tigers Varsity Football Team. Vincent lives in Hammondville and is an alumnus of Fort

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — For my third stop of Inside The Huddle, I went to Valley Head to watch the Tigers in action under the direction of new Head Coach Heath Vincent. Winners

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Nick Ledbetter, Head Coach for the Plainview Bears Varsity Football Team. Ledbetter is a Rainsville native and alumnus of Plainview High School.

Ledbetter Comes Home

PHOTO: (Sonya Elrod Photography) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At this week’s DeKalb County Board of Education meeting, Nick “Rudy” Ledbetter was named as the new Head Football Coach for the Plainview Bears. Ledbetter is an alumnus of