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Upgrades To Dale County Athletic Facility

The Dale County Warriors have an extra drive this football season.

"It's nice, it actually pushes us to actually practice hard, play harder, " says Jeffery Whatley, Football Team Co-Captain of the Dale County Warriors.

A new roof on the field house, a new fence around the football field, all a part of renovations to the athletic facilities.

As the athletes go inside, they'll see the new lights and ceiling in the weight room.

"Everything we've done here besides the major improvements have been parent driven and that's something you don't have at any place I've ever been and that's definitely something we are proud to have here, " says Pate Harrison, Head Football Coach at Dale County High School.

Even these lockers were a community effort.

"We had several parents that volunteered their time to come up, as well as the coaches to come up and make these lockers for the kids, " says Brandon Brooks, Athletic Director at Dale County High School.

But it's about more than having the best facility; leaders hope the athletes take away something else.

"The whole goal behind it is to provide opportunities for our kids, and make kids want to be here and that's something that we try to do by providing the best facilities we can for them, " says Harrison.

"We just want the best for our kids so that they will have school pride, have something special to remember, " says Brooks.

And it seems like they're getting the message.

"Making us proud to play for Dale County and hopefully we'll get a win tonight, " says Wade Castle, Football Team Co-Captain of the Dale County Warriors.

"It's Friday, so we ready to go, " says Whatley.

"We're going to keep striving to improve everyday, from the football team to the facilities to everything we do here at Dale County, " says Harrison.

School officials say the upgrades were made possible by fundraising and contributions from local businesses.

The Warriors will get to show off their upgrades tonight against the Houston County Lions at 7 p.m.


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