Players Step Up and Stand Out During Spring Football Game
By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Wolverine football team wrapped up spring practice last Friday night when they traveled to Dalton to face Southeast Whitfield in a scrimmage game.
The Wolverines went into the game looking to answer questions at quarterback and offensive line. By all accounts, those questions were answered in the first six minutes of the game as the Wolverines jumped out to a 28-0 lead.
Bryson Shrader threw four touchdown passes in the first half, one of which was called back due to a blind side block penalty. Braylon Sullivan was on the receiving end of the three touchdown passes that counted as he found himself behind the defense all evening.
The running game was done by committee for Dade as Evan Koger, Landon Williams, Brandon Willerson, Gavin Childress, and Colton Chase all recorded carries. Demetrius Walker touched the ball multiple times as a running back and receiver. His speed was on display for all to see, and he has big play potential every time he touches the ball.
The defense was all over the field as the Wolverines only gave up 14 points in four quarters. Caleb Massey, Jax Guinn, Ryker Stanley, and Landon Williams were the beneficiaries of a swarming defensive line led by Eli Kimball and Levi Raines.
Dade County walked away with a final score of 42–14 over the Raiders.
Coach Jeff Poston reflected, “I think we learned some things for sure, and I was extremely happy to see Bryson and Justin play the way they did. Justin had a rough start, but he did a great job when he calmed down and could see the field. It’s pretty comforting knowing you have two guys like that taking snaps.”
The Wolverines are now off until June 5 when they will begin summer workouts and practice. They will attend a 7on7 at the University of Georgia on June 21 and host the Lakeview/Ft. Oglethorpe Warriors for a 7on7 on June 29.
The season will kick off in August and it looks to be an exciting year for Wolverine football.