DHS offense sharp as fall practice loomsPublished 11:24am Thursday, August 1, 2013
With the summer session winding down for local teams as they prepare for the upcoming football season, some teams like the progress they’ve made, while others are still looking to improve.
The Dadeville Tigers are a team that falls on both sides of the spectrum.
While the offense – which has impressed throughout the spring and summer – has remained sharp, Dadeville head football coach Richard White said there’s only so much you can gauge from a team from pitch and catch drills.
“In terms of throwing and catching the ball, everything’s up to speed,” White said. “I think we’re doing well, but we’ve still got a ways to go. We’re still focusing on getting the kids in shape, but I won’t really know where we are until we get some pads on and start hitting.”
Well that day is coming sooner rather than later for the Tigers as they, along with most of the teams in the area, will begin their fall practice sessions on Aug. 5.
Despite not having a complete feel for the progress of the team overall, White said he has noticed some improvement from the secondary.
In an earlier interview, White said he wanted the safeties and corners to get a better understanding of their coverage assignments.
The progress has been incremental, but it’s there, he added.
“From the little we’ve worked on, I’ve seen them get better,” White said. “However, we have not installed every coverage that we’ll run this season yet. But I’ll have a better understanding of their progress in a week or two. Nothing can replace the 11-on-11 action.”