Dalton looking to build and rekindle rivalries

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF)-  It’s really the truest essence of the high school game. It’s community versus community and that’s what this game is all about. These kids aren’t paid to play in so it’s really all about pride.

High School football is built in rivalry and with the Georgia school realignments this off season Dalton gets to play teams closer to home.

In the past we’ve had to travel to Atlanta so a lot of the games we play throughout the history of our program with local rivalries has really not been an option. We’re playing a lot closer to home now and natural rivalry there with Calhoun but yeah we’re getting the opportunity now to play North Murray for the first time. To start a new rivalry there, rekindle some old ones versus Cedartown as we go down we gonna be doing to play a lot closer to home.

And to flourish in those new and revitalized rivalry’s you need to be prepared as a team.

Well it starts a discipline and the really the only way you can teach discipline now it’s your summer workouts. There’s summer conditioning. This part of practice is really the opportunity that you have to come bail discipline another team and that’s what it takes to make the playoffs.

Coaches get us in a great position to do what we need to do for game time so as long as I follow and listen to the groceries I think will be great this year.

Multiple Dalton players are competing for starting roles which is making practices more engaging and beneficial.

We’ve got a lot of young guys doing a lot of things that they have been asked to do before. I think the young guys are doing a great job of that. As long as they step it up and follow her lead I think they’ll be just fine.

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