The Daleville Warhawks (0-8) will hit the road again this week to face off against the Northside Methodist Knights (1-6) in Dothan on Oct. 14 as the Warhawks continue to search for their first win of the season.
Going into last week Northside was also winless but managed to earn an upset win over New Brockton. The Knights will look to keep that momentum going this week, while Daleville is hungry to get its first on-the-field win since 2019.
Northside comes into this non-region matchup averaging just 19.5 points per game, while Daleville averages just 11 points per game. Northside’s defense is averaging giving up 34 points per game and Daleville gives up an average of 53 points per game. The Warhawks have given up 423 points so far this season, which is the second most in school history only behind last season’s 434 points given up.
A bright spot for a young Warhawk squad as been sophomore quarterback Omarion Pinckney, who has rushed for 802 yards and seven touchdowns so far this season along with 328 yards and three touchdowns passing. The young signal-caller is currently averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
Freshman receiver Marcus Smith has also begun to show that he is a playmaker of the future, leading Daleville in receiving with eight catches for 198 yards and a touchdown. He also leads the Warhawks in kick returns with 21 returns for 360 yards.
Sophomore defensive end TJ Waller is another young player that has turned his coach’s heads. So far he’s earned 25 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack and four quarterback hurries along with three blocked PAT kicks.
The game, originally scheduled for Oct. 15, will be played at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 instead and will be played at Dothan’s Rip Hewes Stadium.