Dade County High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Brent Cooper

Q & A With Coach Jeff Poston

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Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Together.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy.

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

A: Brody Cooper (QB/DB), Zeke Wheeler (RB/LB), Landon Williams (OL/LB), Zac Counts (OL/DL), and Andrew Buffington (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: This team doesn’t have any selfishness right now. They are all focused on the team, and that is evident by how hard they worked in the off-season.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: That answer will always be depth. We cannot afford injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We were region runner-up and hosted a playoff game, so hopefully we can take the next step and play a few weeks in November.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: We can play with anyone on our schedule. I think our kids learned that last year.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No.

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

A: Faster than our opponents think we are, and slower than we want to be.


Coach name: Jeff Poston (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Dade Co.)

Division/Region: GA 7-A

2021 Overall Record: 7-4

2021 District Finish: 2nd

Mascot: Wolverines

2022 Schedule


19 Athens Academy (H)

26 North Sand Mountain (A)


9 Marion Co. (A)

16 Swain Co. (A)

23 Darlington (H)

30 Trion (A)


14 Coosa (H)

21 Chattooga (A)

28 Pepperell (H)


4 Armuchee (A)

Coach’s View

I think we can win the region. We have a group of kids who are eager to prove they can play this game well. Our kids have bought into our program, and they have worked hard. We are stronger now than we were at this time last year. The most exciting thing for me this year is how together this group seems to be. We don’t have any stat chasers or crybabies. If we can stay healthy, we can be a playoff team.