Sports stories of the year: DadevillePublished 10:38am Thursday, January 2, 2014
2013 was a great year for Dadeville sports.
Whether it was an alum finding greater success on the collegiate stage or a team’s historic run to Birmingham, Dadeville had plenty to smile about last year.
Here are the top five sports stories of 2013 for Dadeville.
5. Glenn wins state title in Triple Jump
Latravious Glenn brought home the Class 4A state championship in the triple jump event. His distance of 45-7.5 feet beat out runner-up Kartez Carr of St. Clair County by 1.5 feet. Glenn was one of six Tiger athletes to claim top 10 finishes at the state meet.
4. Three Tigers named to All-State team
C.J. Tolbert, Anfernee Jennings and Tamarcus Russell earned first-team All-State selections for their play on the football field. For Jennings, it is his second-straight All-State honor. Russell led all 4A players in total tackles, and Tolbert was second in 4A in total offense.
3. DT Rod Crayton commits to Southern Miss, Caldwell wins GSC Offensive Player of the Year
Two DHS alums found success on the college stage, when dominant defensive tackle Rod Crayton committed to the University of Southern Mississippi. Caldwell, who won 4A BAck of the Year at DHS, led West Alabama to one of the greatest offensive seasons by a team in Gulf South Conference history.
2. Dadeville wins Class 4A-Region 3 title
With a 14-0 domination of rival Central-Clay County, the Dadeville Tigers claimed their second region title in three years. A touchdown by C.J. Tolbert and a game-sealing pick six by Roger Hicks was all the Tigers needed to get the victory.
1. Lady Tigers advance to final four
Rae Williams, Destiny Green and Janeisha Moss led the Lady Tigers hoops team to Birmingham with a 42-41 win over Childersburg in the Central Regional final. Williams’ game-winning free throw sealed it for the team.