Tag "Ernie Willingham"

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Coach James (Ernie) Willingham, Head Coach of the Collinsville Panthers Varsity Football Team.   Coach Ernie Willingham is a Collinsville graduate.  After

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers started out the 2018 season  with a shocking  13-0 shutout of the Plainview Bears on Thursday night. The Panthers and Bears have met on the field for

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 COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — On my fifth stop of Inside The Huddle, our crew made the trek to southern DeKalb County to check out what’s going on with the Collinsville Panthers! The Panthers had already

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com For the past nine weeks, I have had the honor to attend football practices at every school in the county. At each school, I was able to interact with the coaching staff and players. 

Down in the Valley

By John E Morgan, Sports Reporter Two old DeKalb County rivals.  Two playoff bound teams.  Collinsville 34, Valley Head 16.  But Valley Head’s coach was happier with his team after the game than Collinsville’s coach was with his. Collinsville dominated