The Daleville Warhawks (0-8) will host Dothan’s Northside Methodist Knights this Friday, Oct. 16, in a non-region battle at Warhawk Stadium.
Northside Methodist is coming off a dominating 41-6 win over New Brockton, while Daleville dropped its eighth game this season against Slocomb 41-6.
So far this season, Daleville has been outscored 386-60. The 386 points allowed this season is already the most points given up in school history, with two more games to go. In 2019, Daleville scored 490 points, the second highest total in school history. Northside Methodist is averaging 31.5 points per game and has scored 34 points or more in the past four games.
“They’re pretty good throwing the ball and they have a kid back there (at quarterback) that can move pretty good,” Daleville coach Desmond Lett said of Northside Methodist. “Their coaches do a good job of putting those kids into position to make plays.”
Lett said that his message to his Warhawks this week is the same as it has been all year.
“I just want to see them grow and come out and fight,” Lett emphasized. “When we get into the game I don’t want them to just get down because we’re 0-8 and think the game is over before we even step on the field. I want them to have the mentality that we are going to win this game and go out there and fight and compete.”
Lett said that it’s going to take a complete game from his Warhawks, something Daleville has yet to do this season, to get a win in the next two weeks.
“We have to go out and play a complete football game. We can’t turn the ball over, we can’t miss tackles and have to go out and be ready to play and execute on the offensive side of the ball,” Lett said. “We have to be able to get our guys into space and see what they can do with the ball in space. Defensively, we just can’t blow our assignments and every man has to do what they’re supposed to do on every play.”