Dade County High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos Courtesy of Brent Cooper

Q&A with Coach Jeff Poston

Dade County high school football coach Jeff PostonQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Hungry!

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: We have to find depth and stay healthy.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Austin Sorrelle (OL), Brodie Swader (TE), Brody Cooper (QB/WR), Isaac Pangle (DL), and Cody Williams (LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We have created some excitement by changing our offense. We lost four games by a total of 10 points last season, so now kids are interested in football, and we’re seeing a better turnout this year. 

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We had some success last season offensively, and we played a lot of young kids, so hopefully, that experience will help us take another step forward this season.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: We have to be more physical offensively, and we have to simplify some things offensively. We threw a ton of new concepts at our kids last year, and we didn’t really master any of those concepts.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No, we’re going to spread people out and throw the ball all over the yard on offense.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: Faster than you probably think we are, but slower than we want to be.

Stats

Coach Name: Jeff Poston (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Dade Co.)

Division/Region: GA 7-AA 

2020 Overall Record: 2-8

2020 District Finish: 7th

Mascot: Wolverines

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 Gordon Lee (H)

27 North Sand Mountain (A)

September

10 Trion (H)

17 Mt. Zion (A)

24 Pepperell (H)

October

8 Model (H)

15 Chattooga (A)

22 Coosa (H)

29 Gordon Central (A)

November

5 Fannin Co. (A)

 

Coach’s View

This team has the potential to make some noise. The kids have worked extremely hard in the off-season, and they’re excited about football. Our biggest obstacle remains depth, and we have to find a way to keep kids healthy through the first week of November. If we can do that, we should still be playing the second week of November. 

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