The 2014-2015 Southern Torch Sports Review
May 22, 2015
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The 2014-2015 Southern Torch Sports Review

August 28 – Southern Torch releases the Preseason Power Rankings:

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  1. Fyffe
  2. Plainview
  3. Geraldine
  4. Collinsville
  5. Sylvania
  6. Valley Head
  7. Crossville
  8. Ider
August 29 – Fyffe (1-0) hammers Geraldine in the season opener, 38-7.Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 11.53.07 AM

 

September 25 – Fyffe (5-0) hangs a 60-burger on Sylvania in the “Benefield Bowl”, 62-15.

 

October 30 – Fyffe (10-0) rips off 543 yards on the ground to blow out the rival Plainview Bears (8-2), 59-28.

 

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November 6 – Southern Torch releases the final 2014 Power Rankings:
  1. Fyffe (10-0)
  2. Plainview (8-2)
  3. Geraldine (8-2)
  4. Ider (7-3)
  5. Valley Head (5-4)
  6. Sylvania (4-6)
  7. Collinsville (4-6)
  8. Crossville (0-10)
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November 15 – The Fyffe Red Devils Cheerleaders win the 2A State Championship!

 

December 5 – The Fyffe Red Devils (15-0) defeat the Elba Tigers (14-1), 28-17, to win the 2014 2A State Championship!

 

Austin Stiefel (SR) finishes the season with a state record 46 rushing TD’s.
The State Champion Fyffe Red Devils averaged 50.1 PPG and allowed an average of 11.5 PPG in 2014.

 

December 20 – The #7 Sylvania Rams upset the #1 Geraldine Bulldogs, 42-35, to with the Sand Mountain Tournament.

 

The #4 Section Lady Lions knock off the #2 Plainview Lady Bears, 83-76, to with the Sand Mountain Tournament.

 

SoTo All Tourney Teams:

 

  • MVP – Caleb Haynes, Sylvania (JR)Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 1.35.32 PM
  • G – Peyton Wilbanks, Fyffe (SR)
  • G – Alex “Grizzly” Adams, Sylvania (SR)
  • G – Curtis “Hollywood” Smith, Geraldine (SR)
  • F – Cade White, Geraldine (JR)
  • F – Zack Nelson, Geraldine (SR)

 

  • MVP – Keneta Morris, Section (SR)
  • G – Keely Ellison, Pisgah (SR)
  • G – Savannah Willingham, Plainview (JR)
  • G – Kaylea McAllister, Section (SO)
  • F – Presley Johnson, Pisgah (JR)
  • F – Anabelle Brown, Plainview (SO)

 

December 21 – The Alabama Sports Writers Association releases their All-State Honors

 

1st Team All State:

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  • RB – Austin Stiefel, Fyffe (SR)
  • WR – Will Kirk, Plainview (JR)
  • LB – Dakota Newsome, Fyffe (SR)
2nd Team All State:
  • LB – Isaiah Glover, Plainview (SR)
  • K – Fernando Limon, Plainview (SR)
Honorable Mention:
  • WR – Chase Willingham, Plainview (SR)
 
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December 25 – The Season 2 premiere of Heat Check: A Season with the Plainview Bears airs on Southern Torch.

 

January 14 – Sylvania Head Football Coach Roger Haynes resigns to be the defensive coordinator at Hueytown High School.

 

January 24 – The #3 Plainview Bears defeat the #1 Geraldine Bulldogs at the buzzer, 44-42, to win the DeKalb County Tournament.

 

The #1 Plainview Lady Bears cruise to the County Championship over the #7 Geraldine Lady Bulldogs, 67-52.

 

SoTo All Tourney Teams

 

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  • MVP – Cody Willingham, Plainview (SR)
  • G – Chase Willingham, Plainview (SR)
  • G – Dakota Newsome, Fyffe (SR)
  • F – Zack Nelson, Geraldine (SR)
  • F – Isaiah Glover, Plainview (SR)
  • F – Cade White, Geraldine (JR)

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  • MVP – Savannah Willingham, Plainview (JR)
  • G – Destiny Lowden, Plainview (JR)
  • G – Logan Rogers, Geraldine (SR)
  • G – Morgan Frazier, Sylvania (JR)
  • G – Olivia Graham, Plainview (FR)
  • F – Makenzie Bearden, Geraldine (SR)

 

January 26 – Hazel Green’s Matt Putnam agrees to become the next Head Coach at Sylvania.

 

February 3 – Plainview Head Coach Dale Pruitt (264 career wins) agrees to become the head coach at Albertville High School.

 

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February 12 – Geraldine Head Football Coach Tim Arnold resigns.

 

March 4 – DeKalb All County Basketball Honors announced

 

Varsity Boys
  • MVP – Cody Willingham, Plainview (SR)
  • Offensive Player of the Year – Zack Nelson, Geraldine (SR)
  • Defensive Player of the Year – Caleb Haynes, Sylvania (JR)
  • Coach of the Year – Robi Coker, Plainview
First Team
  • P1100406Jalyn Martin, Collinsville (SR)
  • Austin Posey, Collinsville (FR)
  • Bradley Best, Crossville (SR)
  • Peyton Wilbanks, Fyffe (SR)
  • Austin Stiefel, Fyffe (SR)
  • Keylon Harris, Geraldine (SR)
  • Cade White, Geraldine (SR)
  • Chase Willingham, Plainview (SR)
  • Alex Adams, Sylvania (SR)
  • Bert Frost, Sylvania (JR)
Varsity Girls
  • MVP – Destiny Lowden, Plainview (SR)
  • Offensive Player of the Year – Morgan Frazier, Sylvania (JR)
  • Defensive Player of the Year – Savannah Willingham, Plainview (JR)
  • Coach of the Year – Heather Powell, Plainview
First Team
  • Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 2.23.25 PMTrinity Garner, Collinsville
  • Tatum Jones, Crossville
  • Cassie McDaniel, Crossville
  • Logan Bradley, Fyffe
  • MaKenzie Bearden, Geraldine
  • Logan Rogers, Geraldine
  • Hannah Culpepper, Ider
  • Dani Townson, Ider
  • Lauren King, Sylvania
  • Morgan Blalock, Valley Head

 

March 10 – Superintendent Hugh Taylor Forms a committee to hire the next Head Football Coach at Plainview.

 

March 21 – The Ider Lady Hornets defeat the Fort Payne Lady Wildcats to win the DeKalb County Softball Tournament.

 

 March 30 – Plainview Coaching Committee chooses Hueytown Offensive Coordinator Dustin Goodwin to be the next Head Coach at Plainview.11150874_1666031296950100_2472225381046586040_n
 

 

April 10 – The Plainview Bears win the DeKalb County Baseball Tournament.
 

 

April 20 – Sylvania’s Brad Waldrop is named the Head Football Coach at Geraldine.

 

May 8 – The Fort Payne Wildcats soccer team defeats Northview in 2OT, 1-0, to win the 6A State Championship!

 

May 16 – The Ider Lady Hornets softball team finishes runner-up in the 2A State Championship falling to Sumiton Christian, 8-7.

 

From all of us at Southern Torch to every student athlete and Coach in DeKalb County…thank you for a special year!
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