The improvements at Dixie Hollins start from the top down. From the head coach to the assistant coaches and on to the players. Well, pencil in a checkmark for the Dixie Hollins Rebel. A pleasant surprise observing the Rebel navigate through their practice schedule. The head coach, Shannon Brooks and his assistant coaches were very much in tune, focused and dedicated to running an efficient practice and coaching up their players.
QB Tyrie Adams is the starting point on the field for the Dixie Hollins hopeful success in 2014. Adams is a 6-2 dual-threat QB that throws the ball very well and produced over 2,000 passing yards in 2013. After him, Davontae Harrington catches the eye. Smaller in stature, but incredibly shifty and productive.
The defense will be young from the secondary to the front four. Ali Chamander returns to his natural position at DE, holding the edge and rushing the passer. He will double at TE and is getting looked at by college coaches as an H-back.
Dixie Hollins is in their second year with coach Brooks running the ship and steady improvement has been established. 2012 0-10 and 2013 2-8 with a goal to be better than .500 and position themselves for a playoff birth in 2014