High school football started Friday, but the first game of the newly Dothan wolves took place a day later. The wolves took on the Cougars of Clay Chalkville in the Go Gold Bowl.
First half, seemed to be in Clay Chalkville’s favor. But, Dothan did provide a few answers. Early in the game, Jamal lane hit his main man Jabre Barber on a touchdown which made for the first touchdown in Dothan Wolves history. The wolves kept the ball moving with big plays and a second toucdown to head into the half only down two points.
“We ran the ball pretty effectively in the first half, we performed the two-minute drill great. We went about 80 yards in like 2 or 3 minutes,” Coach Smitty Grider said.
Shortly after the half, things were downhill. Starting with a 30-minute lightning delay, to offensive struggles by the Wolves, to the Cougars putting up an additional 21 points to finish out the game.
“They had the same rain delay we had we’re not going to blame it on that,” Grider said. “We just gotta figure it out that’s something we’ll talk about when we meet as coaches. We just gotta figure it out and keep working.”
Grider believes there are some things to clean up before the home opener against Wetumpka.
“Well, we gotta move the ball in the second half. We can’t come out and not get first downs,” He said. “We gotta tackle better we missed a lot. We gotta defend the quick throws we gotta fix that and then protect the football.”
Grider hopes the city can stick behind the Wolves and produce a great turnout at Rip Hewes Stadium.