DALE COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — When Dale County and Geneva face off Friday night, it will be the 38th time the two battle. Geneva holds the all time series lead 23-14 but it was Dale County who got the last laugh, winning 24-6 in a 2014 playoff game.
Heading into this game these two teams have taken a similar road to be where they are, both lost their opening game but responded greatly winning the next two.
But what will it take for each to improve to 3-1.
“We have to execute and we cant turn the ball over,” said Geneva Coach, Les Sanders.
“Just stay focused. That is what we have been preaching all year,” Don Moore, Dale County’s head coach said.
Offensively, Dale County is led by quarterback Ethan Teal and halfback Tra Marshall. But, according to coach Sanders if Geneva worries too much about those two guys, it will be difficult to get the win.
“They have skill people out there all over, they will throw it too, if you want to pound that box and overload it, they’ll throw it so they can do a lot,” Sanders said.
Then for Geneva, they have a do it all quarterback in Senior Damien Kemmerlin who leads the team with his play but also with his words. And the Warriors are going to have to find a way to limit his production.
“We talk about him, we talk about his scrambling ability and he will get out of there if you don’t stay in your lanes. So that is what we have been preaching, to our defensive line especially,” Coach Moore said about controlling Kemmerlin.
So far this season, one of Kemmerlin’s favorite targets has been his younger brother Trevon. The two have connected in every game this year for a touchdown.
When this game is all said and done, one team will be in the driver’s seat of this region and the other falls back into the thick of the very tough 4A region two.