The Tiger football team finished its first week of spring practice. The team will continue to prepare this week for a scrimmage game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium.
“There will all kinds of events going on before, during and after the scrimmage on Saturday,” Lee said. “We would like to encourage everyone to come out and watch the game.”
Defensively, Dawson County looked strong this past week. The secondary, which was a concern of the Tiger coaches, has really been impressive. The Tigers had to replace three starters from last year’s team but the trio of Will Anglin, Jackson Putnam and Stanton Rogers have played really well.
Anglin was injured last season and has come back stronger and faster. Putnam has played well at safety. He is bigger and has gotten a lot faster. Rogers has been playing a great cornerback, according to coaches.
The defensive line is short-handed with injuries to several key players. Josh Gee and Cale Tallant haven’t participated in any practices yet due to injury. Gee should be able to return this week.
Back is Blake McDaniel who has recovered from a serious car accident last year. “Blake is happy to be back. He is a lot stronger and bigger,” Lee said.
Out due to shoulder injuries are Zach Martin, Scott Parker and Dylan Stradley.
“They are all cleared to play but we are going to keep them out,” Lee said.
“With the injuries it is giving our younger kids a lot of reps, which is really good,” he added.
On offense, Tyler Dominy has been throwing the ball really well. Fullback Cody Smith has been “flying” around. Smith has been running the ball really well.
Saturday’s format for the scrimmage hasn’t been decided upon yet. It will either be a full-fledged game or limited to offensive and defense. It will depend on the number of players that will be available on Saturday, according to Lee.