3-0 on mind of TigersPublished 9:35am Thursday, September 13, 2012
Reeltown High School gave the Tigers of Dadeville another classic game to start the 2012 season, but the Tigers prevailed.
Heading into the second week, Dadeville looked to get clicking offensively and did so to the tune of a 30-0 victory over Elmore County.
In their third week of the season, Dadeville (2-0) will take on Holtville (0-2) at home Friday night with the hopes of going 3-0 in 2012 on their minds.
“We want to go out and execute and play to a certain standard that we hold ourselves to,” Dadeville head coach Richard White said.
Holtville will run a spread-based offense with some ‘wildcat’ formation in order to try and utilize their athletes on the offensive side of the ball.
However, the Dadeville defense will be expected to be up to the challenge, having not allowed a point against Elmore County last week.
“Our defense played a stout game last week and that was good to see,” said White, whose defense is led by three players in the top tacklers in the local area so far this season in Rod Crayton, D.J. Morgan and Tamarcus Russell.
“We made some adjustments from week one to wee two and it paid off for us.
“I want the defensive intensity to stay the same.”
The Tigers also got a spark on the offensive side of the ball from senior quarterback Kaleb Beck, who finished the Elmore County game 15-of-25 for 249 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
“Kaleb played a great game last week,” said White of his senior quarterback.
“He’s throwing the ball well in practice and starting to get in a groove to lead the offense.”
Along with Beck, junior runningback C.J. Tolbert has turned in two consecutive solid performances so far this season, rushing for 139 yards against Reeltown and 86 yards in three quarters against Elmore County.
“C.J. has really turned into a good runningback,” White said.
“He’s quick, fast and can really create some separation in space and we are seeing that so far this year.”
Holtville will try and slow down a Tiger offense that is averaging 378 total yards through the first two games of the season.
“I want to see the guys come out and play as capable as we know that we can play,” said White of tomorrow nights match-up.
“The kids need to be focused.”
Dadeville and Holtville are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff tomorrow night at Tiger Stadium in Dadeville.