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DeKalb Focused On Ground Game Ahead Of Upperman

DeKalb County Head Coach Steve Trapp and his team will face a talented, disciplined football team this Friday night at Upperman.

“(Donovan McCallister) definitely has our attention, as does their whole team” Trapp said. “It’s a very disciplined football team. They do things the right way. They don’t make a whole lot of mistakes. You almost have to be perfect to be in the game with those guys.”

Trapp stressed execution on offense as a point of focus this week in practice in preparation for the Bees. 

“We just have to make sure we are doing things the right way,” Trapp said. “Going back and watching the film and seeing the opportunities that were there and the lack of execution, it falls back on the coaching staff…When you play a team like Upperman, you have to execute. Even when you do it perfectly, it’s not going to be easy.”

Not much went right for DeKalb County offensively in the first half against Warren County Friday night, as the Tigers found themselves down 21-0 at the break. Even facing that deficit, Trapp said he saw zero quit in his team in the locker room. 

“I told them how proud I was of their desire to come out and play football a whole lot better in the second half,” Trapp said. “It was 21-21 with 1:15 to go in the game…We had battled back and played a whole lot better. We just have to start from the get-go.”

Trapp made a decision to hold out starting running back and linebacker David Bradford due to an injury. Even down a major part of their team, Trapp’s focus has remained the same.

“We definitely want to be able to run the football,” Trapp said. “(Bradford) dictated a little bit  of what we were doing. With the make-up of this team and how I talked about them all summer and preseason, some of that got left out last week. (Running the football) is something we want to be able to hang our hat on.”

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