Local Sports Journal

Whitehall High School has a new varsity football coach.

Tony Sigmon is replacing outgoing Viking head coach Cliff Sandee, who along with his brother, Brent, co-coached the team during the 2012 season.

Cliff Sandee was the team’s lone head coach in 2011.

Sigmon, who was not on the varsity staff in 2012, currently teaches at Whitehall Middle School.

Finishing the 2011 season with a 6-4 record and a playoff berth, expectations were high for Whitehall heading into the 2012, with many prognosticators predicting the Vikings as the darkhorse pick in the West Michigan Conference.

Instead, the Vikings dropped their final two games, to  Oakridge and Grant, and failed to reach the playoff with a 4-5 record.