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Football summer practice concludes with 7 on 7 with White County
The Dawson County High School football team hosted a 7 on 7 against White County July 17, marking the end of summer practice. The players worked on guarding the line, along with other skills, during the game where no score was kept. - photo by Bob Christian

The White County Warriors came to town on July 17 to close out the summer practice season with a friendly 7-on-7 against the Dawson County Tigers.

“Just a normal practice. All about having fun out there, all about having fun” said Head Coach Sid Maxwell about the benefits of the 7’s game.

White County Warrior Head Coach Tim Cokely expressed much the same sentiment.

“This time it’s not so important to win. It is much more about personnel groups and letting the kids try new things, who can do what,” Cokely said.

Featuring a pass-only offense, 7-on-7 football offers a fast-paced bonanza of one-on-one action and deep strike plays that truly tests the capabilities of both wide receivers and defensive backfields.

With the subtle hint of fall in the air, it was almost as if football season were here and now, and as the game progressed it became very apparent that the players missed their pads. The intensity and passion of football was on full display.

At the end of the day, the two teams did not keep score, and any grudges were left on the field.

The two teams will not face off during the regular season but based on the late summer morning match-up, it wouldn’t be surprising if these two teams wind up facing off come winter.