Superintendent Jim Saxer and Dalton Local Schools shared Aug. 7 on their Twitter accounts photos of parents practicing tackling their children who play on the Bulldogs football team and wrote: “What an amazing football coaching staff we have! After this morning’s scrimmage, coaches held a Parent Clinic. Players and coaches taught parents drills and plays.”
BY ARIEL STAHLER
DGKN sports writer
As summer begins to wind down, a sure sign of fall emerges: local high schools’ football teams gearing up for the impending season. Dalton’s varsity football team has its eyes firmly set on a state championship. Dawgs’ head coach Broc Dial outlined his team’s goals for the season.
“On the field goals: Win the WCAL (championship), make the playoffs, win Region 25 and win the state championship,” he said. “We really want to become the best team possible.”
Dial noted some of the team’s short-term goals to start the season are to focus on playing hard and execution. He also added the team wants to build on last year by growing and maturing as people, which will impact their success on the field.
Instead of singling out a particular match-up, Dial said the Dawgs are ready for the entire regular season.
“We are looking forward to each of the 10 games in the regular season,” said Dial. “Those are the only guaranteed games and the opportunity to play football is such a great blessing for our players.”
The Dawgs open the season Aug. 20 at home against East Canton. Other notable match- ups include Sept. 10 at home against Chippewa, Sept. 24 at Smithville and Oct. 22 at Norwayne.