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Room for improvement

Published 12:01pm Friday, October 11, 2013

Dadeville football coach Richard White was blunt with his assessment of Dadeville’s convincing 36-0 win over Dallas County this past Friday.
“With the loss we had at Tallassee, we had to go out there and execute what we always do,” White said. “We were able to play an opponent in Dallas County that truthfully couldn’t match up with us offensively or defensively. We still aren’t where we need to be, and I don’t know if that’s good or bad. But, I’d rather us peak toward the end of the season near the playoffs rather than right now.”
Next up for the Class 4A, No. 8 Tigers (5-1, 4-0 in region) is a visit from Beulah High School (2-4, 2-2 in region) for Dadeville’s homecoming.
“It’s a region game, and every region game that we play from here on out is important,” White said. “This stretch will decide who finishes first, second or third in the region. So, we have to make sure we take care of our end of the deal.”
White said the team feels confident in its chances against Beulah, as the Bobcats’ strength is something Dadeville sees every day in practice.
“They’ve got an athletic quarterback,” White said. “They moved him into the lineup three or four games ago, and he’s made a difference in how that offense runs.”
One player expected to lead the defensive charge for Dadeville is linebacker Tamarcus Russell, who is among the state leaders in tackles with 104.
“He just has a nose for the football,” White said. “When he gets there, he brings it. He’s been a pleasant surprise for us.”
Dadeville and Beulah kick off at 7 p.m. Friday from Tiger Stadium.