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The Dadeville Tigers are set to take on Childersburg this week but will have to wait an extra day to get their paws on the “other” Tigers.

Pike County junior running back Zakevin Pennington had a big night scoring six touchdowns and two 2-point conversions for a total of 40 points in a 60-14 PCHS win over Dadeville on Friday night at Bulldog Stadium of Brundidge.

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The Dadeville Tigers are now 1-0 on the season and it feels oh so good to get that first win of the season to instill confidence and show the players all the summer’s hard work has paid off.

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Getting settled in and used to a new job can be a whirlwind of emotions — exciting, intimidating and even a little overwhelming. 

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Dadeville gave first-year head coach Roger McDonald a big win over Elmore County in his debut. The Tigers looked to follow that effort with an upset of one of the top teams in the state to begin Class 3A, Region 4 play, but they fell short.

The Dadeville is turning over a new leaf when it comes to its football program. The retirement of head coach Richard White after 20 years has led the Tigers on an extensive search to find the next candidate to take the coaching reigns and they have now found that man in Roger McDonald. 

The Dadeville athletic program is chock full of new leadership. Roger McDonald was hired this offseason as the athletic director and head football coach, but he’s not the only McDonald the Tigers have lured in.

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Dadeville newcomer Vicky McDonald is eager to dive into a school year of firsts. Although she’s been a girls coach in the past and a 20-year educator, McDonald will tackle some unknown territory at Dadeville High School.

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Alabama High School Athletics Association Executive Director Steve Savarese was once again behind the podium Thursday afternoon to give an update on the governing body's latest decision to keep high school sports season on schedule with less than a month to go before the first contests.

Especially with the coronavirus pandemic and people being stuck indoors and away from their families and friends for so long, mental health has been something that’s more and more talked about over the course of the last several months.

Although region games are what determines playoff futures and standings, it’s some of the non-region games that really stick out for the Dadeville Tigers this year. After having an open week the first week of the season, Dadeville will start out with a longstanding rivalry.

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Around Alabama, football seems to be the main focus during the summer. Fans are excited to see what their favorite teams are going to bring to the gridiron, and most coaches will say games are really won during the offseason.

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For many players and parents, the first time they even laid eyes on new Dadeville football coach Roger McDonald was Monday. They’re still adjusting to what having a new coach is going to look like and how he’ll handle the team — not just in normal situations but also with all these new guide…

With athletics getting ready to once again begin for the first time in more than two months across the state, the AHSAA has released a set of “Best Practices” guidelines for return. Those include everything from sanitation guidelines, a set of pre-screening questions and suggestions for main…

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Although Lindsey Smith, Jake Adams and I have remained close in the three-plus years since I left Pennsylvania, it’s still hard to get a sense of what’s going on for them on a day-to-day basis.