(WTVY) -- Friday August 25th will start another season of football in the Wiregrass. It's a night that brings the entire community together to watch familiar faces square off on the turf, and this Friday is no different as Dale County takes on Headland in a classic Wiregrass rivalry.
For Dale County, a Henderson will be making a difference on each side of the ball.
On offense, the ball will be given to Tae Henderson who, as a sophomore in 2016, ran for over 1,100 yards and scored 17 total touchdowns. As he enters his Junior year, he hopes to make an impact as one of the top running backs in the Wiregrass, "I plan on getting through tackles and work on everything I couldn't do last year and get better day by day."
On defense, ball hawk defensive back Dre Henderson will be a leader on defense alongside linebacker Cameron Horne. As a senior, Henderson eyes a state championship berth, "We plan on playing in Bryant-Denny this year."
Not to mention, Tae and Dre's older brother, Jamarius, played for Dale County from 2010-2014 and now is a running back for Troy and Head Coach Neal Brown.
"It is a family," says Dre. "I played for Dale county all my life, started in '06 and finished in 18."
"This is my brother's last year and next year I will be by myself, so I need to enjoy this year until it ends," says Tae.
Family doesn't start and stop with the Henderson brothers. Head Coach Pate Harrison has brought a "family" culture to Dale County. "My 8 year old is picking up balls, my 11 year old is at south dale going to school," says Harrison. "They are water boys, they're managers and they are out here everyday so it is a family atmosphere."
The Dale County Family will look to start the season (1-0) against Headland as they host the Rams Friday night at 7:00 PM.