In three months high school football around the state of Georgia will begin its 2010 season.
Last Saturday, Head Coach Jeff Lee and his staff watched as the 2010 edition of Tiger football held its spring game at Tiger Stadium. It was the culmination of two weeks of spring drills.
“I thought both teams played real physical,” said Lee on Monday.
It was a chance to evaluate the Tiger players and give the coaching staff a better idea about positions before the season begins in August.
The scene of Saturday’s game was a festive atmosphere despite the chance of rain.
“We had a pretty good crowd and I hope they liked what they saw,” Lee said.
Lee is seeing lots of dedication and hard work from his Dawson football team as it enters the summer months.
“Offensively, I thought Zach Martin ran the ball real hard at fullback. The offensive line played well. Tyler Dominy threw the ball well when we needed him to and Bruce Clark made some good catches at wide receiver,” Lee said of his team’s efforts.
Lee decided before spring practice to divide his team into offense and defense and leave them like that without any player having to play both.
During the scrimmage, the offense won after receiving more consecutive first downs, which gave them more points than the defense.
“We made some interceptions and had some big hits on defense,” Lee said. “They just couldn’t get a stop when they needed one.”
Dawson is changing it’s offensive scheme this season to a Wing-T.
The Tigers will run a variation of the old University of Delaware offense.
This spring the coaching staff only installed about three running plays and a couple of passes out of multiple formations.
“So far we look pretty good. I was pleased with the way we executed during the spring game,” Lee said.
“I was really pleased at what I saw on Saturday. I thought our kids played hard and gave good effort,” he added.
The Tigers have now finished workouts for the spring.
Summer conditioning, camps, weights and agilities will begin soon in preparation for opening day of the season Aug. 27 at Pickens County High School.
The festivities put on at the event Saturday by the Tigers Touchdown Club raised more than $6,500 for the team. The proceeds will go to help fund three camps this year, as well as uniforms and equipment upgrades.