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Basketball Breakdown

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Teams across DeKalb County are gearing up for the Area Tournament that will be held in various places next week.  In Class 1A, Valley Head Varsity Boys hold a 7-13

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (Submitted Photos) FYFFE, Ala. — Two Fyffe football players are up for Player of the Year. Senior Payton Anderson has been named one of the 48 finalists for the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Back of the Year. Sophomore Caleb


By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com AUBURN, Ala. — The Fyffe Red Devils defeated the Luverne Tigers, 21-19 to claim the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A State Title.   The first quarter of the game was a

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers shutout the Cedar Bluff Tigers, 31-0 on Friday night. Jason Perez put the Panthers on the board first with a Cedar Bluff interception that

Dogs Cage the Eagles

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) PISGAH, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs defeated the Pisgah Eagles, 28-12 on Friday night. With 2:39 remaining in the first quarter, Andrew Hall stampeded into the endzone for the

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) BOAZ, Ala. — The Crossville Lions travelled to take on the Boaz Pirates in region play on Friday night. Boaz defeated Crossville, 35-3.  The Crossville Lions stood toe to

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs shutout the Brindlee Mountain Lions, 49-0 on Friday night. Brindlee Mountain went three and out.  The Bulldogs scored on the first play from scrimmage,

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 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Ten Coaches’ Children Scholarship winners for 2017-18 have been selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Alabama High School Athletic Director & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), according to Director Alvin Briggs. The 1,000

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Twenty-six local athletes received All-County Softball Honors. Plainview: Bailey Smart (Overall MVP), Kenzi Traylor (County MVP), Krimson Kidd, Ava Jacobs, Elaine Puckett, Kennedi Traylor Collinsville: Brittany Rivera (County MVP), Abbigale Ford, Caroline Brannon, Courtney