The Dothan High Football Team is facing a serious change of scenery this season. After years of facing teams from East Alabama like Central-Phenix City, Auburn and Opelika, realignment swung the Tigers to the opposite end of the state.
Now, Dothan will play in Class 6A Region 2, against Mobile schools like Foley, Daphne and Fairhope. So, the Tigers plan to rely on veterans like Auburn commitment Kamryn Melton, UAB commit Adrian Kirkland and versatile two-way star D.D. Thomas to help the team adjust to it's new surroundings.
White says his team must replace some key pieces from last year's 6-5 playoff squad, but he believes this group can make another playoff run, despite facing so many new teams.
"These guys are used to winning now, so we just want to continue to build on that and ride our guys from last year who played a lot and won some games for us," Head Coach Kelvis White said. "I'm excited about it and looking forward to it.
"Hopefully, we can have a great season."
Dothan opes the year with a pre-season game against Abbeville at Rip Hewes Stadium on August 24th. The Tigers play their regular season opener on August 31st, also at home, hosting Jeff Davis.
Lettermen from the 1940s and 1950s Dothan High teams will be recognized during the game. For more information, call 792-3022.
Dothan 2012 Schedule
08/31/2012 @ 07:00 pm Jeff Davis High School (6A) Dothan High School
09/07/2012 @ 07:00 pm Northview High School (6A) R Northview High School
09/14/2012 @ 07:00 pm Fairhope High School (6A) R Fairhope High School
09/21/2012 @ 07:00 pm Robertsdale High School (6A) R Robertsdale High School
09/28/2012 @ 07:00 pm Carroll High School (5A) Carroll High School
10/05/2012 @ 07:00 pm Daphne High School (6A) R Dothan High School
10/12/2012 @ 07:00 pm Enterprise High School (6A) R Dothan High School
10/19/2012 @ 07:00 pm Baldwin County High School (6A) R Dothan High School
10/26/2012 @ 07:00 pm Foley High School (6A) R Foley High School
11/02/2012 @ 07:00 pm Bainbridge High School, GA (3A) D Bainbridge High School, GA