Monday July 26th, 2021 12:33PM

Two-a-Days: Defensive changes highlight Eagles' summer

By Jeff Hart | Video by Seth Chapman

There are just 30 days remaining until the kickoff of the 2021 high school football season. But make no mistake, preparations for the upcoming campaign got underway months ago. And teams throughout northeast Georgia already are in full countdown mode.

With that in mind we spent the last couple of weeks catching up with programs around our area to get a feel for how spring practice went, how the summer is going and what coaches believe the fall will look like. Our "Two-a-Days" series honors those old-school grinding sessions that lead us out of summer and into fall, asking each area coach two key questions about the state of their respective programs. 

Over the next two weeks, AccessWDUN's Friday Game Night will get you prepped for the start of gridiron action with responses from coaches throughout northeast Georgia. (Teams run in alphabetical order)...


The Eagles come into 2020, and coach Cameron Pettus's third season, ready to build on an increase of numbers and enthusiasm over the off-season. They have brought in a new defensive coordinator in Caleb Hardy as they try to improve a unit that will be better in a brutal Region 8-3A. An expected quarterback battle, however, has already settled as senior Tyler Crow will take the reigns.

We caught up with coach Pettus to discuss how well the new changes are coming along as they get ready for the season.
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