Football Season Is Almost Here, Dekalb County Host 2022 Media Day
As the start of 2022 Georgia High School Association football season approaches, media days are kicking off and signifying just how soon the pads will be on the field under the lights on Friday nights. One of the first media days to get going was the Dekalb County Schools Athletics 2022 Media Day hosted by the Tucker Tigers. And for Tucker head coach, Wayne Jones, hosting the big day only added to the excitement of the season getting way in just over a month.
“It’s exciting for the fact that we have it here at our home field, our home school and the fact that we get a chance to see some other teams,” Jones, who is entering his first season as head coach of the Tigers, said of the media day. Jones would admit that there was a bit of being “anxious” in seeing how some of the other Dekalb County teams, but said he felt confident that the work his players have been putting in, would “pay off in the season”.
Ultimately, the overall feeling by coaches and players was that media day means they are that much closer to getting their seasons started and having a chance to put all their hard work over the summer into action. “It’s always an opportunity to realize football’s just around the corner. Dekalb County’s been doing this for a number of years and we’re very excited about having the opportunity to come over and be a part of it,” Marist head coach, Alan Chadwick, said of the event.
Last season, nine Dekalb County teams advanced to the GHSA state playoff, with the Cedar Grove Saints being the lone team to bring back a state title, their fourth in six years. So as the county continues to grow as one of Georgia’s most competitive areas, the hype felt at Wednesday’s media day was well deserved.