Dallas County defenders Lemond Bethel (74) and Delando Atchison (8) close in on the Marbury quarterback Friday evening at Dallas County High School.  Dallas County and Marbury played to a scoreless tie in their eight minutes of play, and were again held scoreless after two series in each team’s red zone. -- Tim Reeves
Dallas County defenders Lemond Bethel (74) and Delando Atchison (8) close in on the Marbury quarterback Friday evening at Dallas County High School. Dallas County and Marbury played to a scoreless tie in their eight minutes of play, and were again held scoreless after two series in each team’s red zone. -- Tim Reeves

Hornets show of intensity during jamboree

Published 7:57am Monday, May 20, 2013

It might have been a scaled-down offense and defense of what they will likely run in the fall, but the Dallas County Hornets showed something to interim head coach Barry Colburn, that coaching and practice can perfect intensity.

During their eight minutes of play against the Marbury Bulldogs during Friday’s spring football jamboree at Dallas County High School, the Hornets were able to run the ball, stop the run and attack the Bulldog quarterback.

For Colburn, even though the final quarter of the evening against Bibb County was postponed because of weather, he felt Friday night was a success.

“We were able to get every player in the game, both in our varsity and JV games,” Colburn said. “We have installed a whole new offense and defense in just ten days, so I could not have been happier with the way we performed.

“We were focused. We were intense,” Colburn continued. “We played hard.”

The jamboree quarter against the Bibb County Choctaws will be played Monday evening at Dallas County High School beginning at 6 p.m.

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