DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — It’s dead week for most high school football team. And that means no practice. But don’t tell that to the Daleville Warhawks.
After going 0-10 last season and not having a winning year since 2019
The Daleville Warhawks are still grinding.
Head coach Will Garner started off by saying that youth was the biggest obstacle in 2021. ‘We were probably the youngest team in the state; It be hard to find any team that was any younger than us, I mean we look out week four last year and we got four eighth graders in the secondary.
Only losing one senior allows D-ville to reload. This season they return with five seniors and while they still may be a young team Coach Warner states that
“We will be a team this year that on Friday nights we will know what to expect
We know what it feels like, so it’s going to be a big difference in what we will put out there on Friday nights this year.”
“We had several people that walked in the building that didn’t know how we played last year and they’re like; coach how was it last year? And when we tell them their like. Are you serious? And there are surprised because of the effort and intensity these kids are putting in.” Will would say.
Could this season hold another 0-10 team? No, it doesn’t seem like it. Yeah, passes may be dropped.
And some may flip out.
But under the telescope, this team has the ability to do great things.
Not to mention 7 of the 10 teams the D-hawks will face this season did not hold a winning record in 2021.
And they weren’t the only team that went 0-10 either.
Coach Garner would finish by stating. “All you can ask for is make it to week 11. You make it for week 11 everybody gets a clean slate, and then you just throw it down from there. So our goal is to make it to week 11 this year.”