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Former Sweetwater football coach King Berrong passed away on Tuesday. He was 88 years old.

Berrong coached at Sweetwater from the 1950s into the late '70s and won state titles in 1971 and '72. He had 177 wins at the school.

His family will receive friends Friday at the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a funeral service following.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or Gideon's International.