Tigers show edginess, toughness at spring game

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
DHS’ Tiger football team played its spring football game Saturday in preparation for the upcoming season.

When you’ve got competitiveness and camaraderie on the same team a championship is soon to follow. At the DHS spring football game Saturday the Tigers showed quickly the places they want to go under new head coach Benny Guilbeaux.

The Tigers were matched in two teams of seven for a battle between offense and defense, and was later followed by a battle of the trenches and a field goal kicking exercise that wrapped the season up for DHS.

“I saw everything I needed to see,” Guilbeaux said after the spring game, “most importantly no injuries.”

Guilbeaux prepares for his first year as head coach, while the Tigers also prepare for a new offense he has instituted for a young quarterback, Tyler Brown to learn. However, Guilbeaux said he saw some good things from Brown, his targets and on the defensive side of the ball.

“We have some good quarterback development,” Guilbeaux said. “We got some work out of some guys that we’ll end up needing on the back end as far as defensive backs and we actually had a legitimate crew of linebackers today.”

Guilbeaux said the team got some good work out of its offensive and defensive line drills and “we actually have a kicker.”

“I’m really satisfied with how our spring concluded and we are looking forward to bigger and better things in the future,” Guilbeaux said.

During the battle of the linesmen drills, the Tigers bigs were relentless in the workout on showing brute power and strength. Guilbeaux said that competitiveness and camaraderie is very important in the building of the Tigers success.

“The guys are bonding and this summer will be very important for us to go through physical trials,” Guilbeaux said. “We’re going to work them hard at least three times a day every other Thursday, but the time they’re there they’ll get a lot of quality work in the summer and hopefully we’ll actually build on what we’ve done in the spring.”

The Tigers will begin their summer workouts on June 3 to prepare for the 2013 season.