Dade Co Aiming to Get Back on Winning Track
Trenton, GA (WDEF) After going 10-2 in 2010, Dade County has struggled a bit the last two seasons with losing records. But the Wolverines have an influx of young talent who are proven winners.
Dade County went 3-7 last year. Maybe it was a by-product of a difficult loss in their season opener. Said head coach Bradley Warren,"It's 26-21. We're down on the one-foot line with under ten seconds to go. We fumble the ball. Got back up on the line on 4th down, and we spiked it on 4th down. So some of those things are frustrating. They're comical now, but they'll make you sick when it happens."
The Wolverines are working hard to avoid a game like that this season, and Coach Warren believes his team has a winning attitude. "If you're looking at sophomores or rising sophomores and our junior class, they have a combined record from middle school up of 44-3. I've always felt like winning and losing are habits. You try to build something I think from the bottom up."
Dade County will be focused on the run with a solid offensive line. Said quarterback Stephen McCormick, "I would say it would be strength. We have a lot of people that are strong here, and we like to hit hard." Said Warren,"We've got good size. For us, we've got to control the line of scrimmage to be successful. We've got a great chance to do that this fall." Added lineman Reid Hulgan,"We play really well together up front. We all like each other."
Warren says this year's team has seven captains. That's a lot of leadership, which Warren believes is important. "I think you can be talented and have no leadership and not reach your potential. If you've got good leadership and you're talented, that makes for a successful football season."