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 Tigers have quarterback Zach Holtzclaw back for his senior season but have a lot of open spots to fill -- especially at wide receiver. With the loss of the program's most dynamic athlete, Jaden Gibson (transferred to Rabun County), along with the graduation of several key receivers, the 2020 Class 3A passing leader will have to break in the new guys quickly.
The Tigers have fewer holes to fill on the defensive side of the ball but graduated the entire secondary. Coach Sid Maxwell and his staff have been working all summer to find replacements.
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Previously in Two-a-Days: COMMERCE
Up Next in Two-a-Days: EAST HALL