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DHS uses loss as motivator vs. Dallas County

Published 5:27pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sometimes, a loss isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
At least that’s the way Dadeville football coach Richard White sees the Tigers’ 27-25 loss to Tallassee.
Despite the setback, Dadeville (4-1, 3-0 in region) will try to get back on the winning side of the fence when it heads to Dallas County.
White said the team is showing resiliency, and is looking forward to redeeming itself.
“The team’s been resilient,” White said. “We know that we played well, and we’ve moved on. We needed a game like the one versus Tallassee, and we need more games like that. It will help us down the road.”
In Dallas County, Dadeville expects an opponent that’s going to give numerous looks offensive and defensively.
As a result, White said the Tigers are expecting just about anything.
“They run three or four different offenses,” White said. “They’ll show some spread. They’ll run some plays out of the I, and they throw some wishbone and Wing-T at you. We’re expecting a little of everything from them. Defensively, they run 4-3, 4-4 and sometimes five-man fronts. We’re going to take what they give us.”
Despite the loss, Dadeville is still undefeated in region play. White said the Tigers aren’t quite where he wants them to be at the midway point of the season.
“We haven’t peaked yet,” White said. “Sometimes, we’ve had teams that have peaked by now, but there’s room for improvement for this bunch. I don’t think we have played a full four quarters yet, and I think we’re kind of waiting for our moment.”
White said the team is ready to improve on the mistake that cost them last week.
“A loss brings us back down to earth and makes us focus on what we need to fix,” White said. “For us, those are the little things, because that’s what beat us at Tallassee. Those things are fixable, but they’ll get you beat. We have to clean all of that out.”
Dadeville and Dallas County kick off at 7 p.m. at DCHS.