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Titans Name Ward High School Coach of the Week

By Greg Hammond
By ghammond@wbbjtv.com

ALAMO, Tenn.- The Titans have named Crockett Co. head football coach Kevin Ward the Titans High School Football Coach of the Week for week two.

Facing Haywood High School, the Crockett Co. Cavaliers were down 33-29 heading into the fourth quarter. With ten minutes remaining in the game, Crockett Co. scored the game’s final points to take a 36-33 lead and held off a fourth quarter charge by Haywood for the win. Crockett Co. is now 3-0 on the season, equaling the win total of their entire 2011 season.

Titans team owner Bud Adams will make a $1,000 contribution to the Crockett County High School football program in Coach Ward’s honor.

"High school football enjoys a great tradition in Tennessee," said Adams. "That tradition is based not only on the outstanding quality of play but on the devotion of their coaches who continue to develop high school football players into young men of strong character. I'm very pleased to underwrite this program that recognizes the efforts of so many talented high school coaches across the state," Adams said.

Coach Ward will be the team’s guest at the Titans season finale versus the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 30 when the team honors all 2012 Coach of the Week winners and announces the winner of the 2012 Coach of the Year.

Coach Ward is also eligible for the Tennessee Titans Coach of the Year award. Bud Adams will make an additional $2,000 grant to the Titans Coach of the Year winner on that date.

Now in its 13th season, Adams has awarded more than $151,000 from the Titans Foundation to football programs across the state in honor of the Coach of the Week and Year winners.