By Jason Henderson
In keeping with my theme for the week of new coaches and schools, I visited with Coach Dodson and the Groom Tigers. The Tigers have a new school and a brand new state of the art football field that is worth the trip to see along with one of the great concession stands in the panhandle.
The Tigers, who had a great 2019 season, fell just short of a trip to AT&T Stadium after falling to Motley County last year in the State Quarterfinal Game. Coach Dodson is very excited for the upcoming season and said that he has at least four players who he can give the ball and expect big things. Two of those players he lost last year on back-to-back plays with torn ACL’s. He said in his long impressive coaching career that was the first time he had ever seen that happen.
Coach Dodson said they will start the year with 13 healthy players and in my opinion, a good chance to represent Division II in Dallas as I see the Tigers and Motley County Matadors as the two top teams in their tough region. Groom has been to the big game several times in the past, and with Coach Dodson and the Groom Tiger’s speed, they will be a key team to watch as the season goes on.
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