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2015 Hall of Fame – Dale Solomon & Jimmy Wigfall

September 12, 2015

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Dale Solomon, Marion County

Dale participated in the Marion County / South Pittsburg rivalry from 1981 – 1984 and started 3 out of the four years as Linebacker / Tight End. He was voted Hardees player of the game in 1982 and 1984. In the 1984 game with the score tied and South Pittsburg driving down to the 4 yard line for a go ahead score with little time left. Dale intercepted a Halfback pass in the end zone. That interception set up Marion County up for the winning score. Marion County won 17-10 and went on to undefeated regular season and State Runner-up. Dale never lost a game to South Pittsburg in the 4 years of playing in this rivalry series.

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Jimmy Wigfall, South Pittsburg

In the regular season finale, the senior tailback accounted for 346 total yards to outduel Marion County’s Eddie Brown and help the Pirates rally from 14 points down for the win. Wigfall rushed for 192 of his teams 224 yards with a scoring run of 95 yards. Three weeks later, Wigfall led the Pirates to their first state championship.

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