Good things are happening down in Gulf Shores for the Dolphin football team. A season ago, the beach boys advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2009. After the state’s reclassification, the Dolphins will play in arguably the best 6A Region in the state, which include Spanish Fort and Saraland.
“Well, in any region, no team is going to have a night off, everyone is going to have to be prepared. No matter how good the teams supposedly are, no matter how strong they are, you still have to play them and they still have to play you,” said senior QB, Nathan Harris.
“To play those guys, to me, I don’t fear them because we’ve played them before. First round playoffs last year, we just barely lost, if we would have had it together in the first half, I’m sure we would have won and went on to Homewood, they’re just another team really,” said senior LB, Clay Moore.
“It’s exciting because it’s a challenge every week you go out there you’re going to play good football teams, we’re definitely not going to be a push over and we’re not going to look at anyone else as a push over, so everyday you’ve got to come ready to play, every week, every off season practice, in season summer, you’ve got to prepare for the next day and so that’s exciting and there are no off days,” said Gulf Shores head coach, Ben Blackmon.
Blackmon told FOX10 Sports what he looks for this spring season.
“We lost 23 senior and we’re going through the evaluation process and that’s what spring ball is, it’s an evaluation. And trying to find those guys that are moving up form the junior class to the take ownership and being seniors, and evaluate the younger guys as they’re moving up and see do they have the potential to actually play at this level and that’s just what it is. It’s just a good evaluation process,” said Blackmon.