The football season is not over yet for an outstanding Brave lineman who has been selected to compete in the D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl Championships on Dec. 22, 2012 in the Georgia Dome.
Dalton Pate, a crucial part of the Braves Region 5-AA Championship run this year, will be a part of an all-day event at the Dome that will showcase some of the top youth and high school senior football talent in the Peach State.
The event will start with six youth games followed by the North Georgia vs. Central Georgia Senior All-Star Bowl at 3:00 p.m. and the Atlanta East-West Metro Senior All-Star Bowl at 7:00 p.m.
Dalton will represent the Braves as part of the Central Georgia squad directed by former West Georgia College head coach Frank Vohun.
“I’m real excited about this game,” Vohun said. “Each one of these young men who play in this game will have a great experience playing in the Georgia Dome representing their family and school.”
Vohun said when he was at West Georgia College he recruited this type game due to the kind of competition the kids played against.“If a kid can play at this level of competition he can play,” Vohun said.
The veteran coach selected his team from Carroll, Paulding, Polk, Haralson, Troup and Heard counties.
The North Georgia vs. Central Georgia Senior All-star Bowl was added this year according to Assistant Bowl Director Buddy Knapp. “Originally the DLS Coalition format included a Division II College all-star game, but when it did not develop the board of directors made the decision to add another high school game,” said the retired football coach.
“As you look geographically along the Alabama border between Chattanooga and Columbus, Georgia you will find outstanding football towns, teams and traditions. Many of these schools play each other in the regular season and now have an opportunity to play together as a regional all-star team.”
The North squad, coached by North Murray head coach David Gann, will include players from Catoosa, Walker, Dade, Whitfield, Gordon, Chattooga, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Cherokee, Bartow and Floyd counties.
Dalton will be the first Heard County athlete to ever compete at the Georgia Dome. Tickets will be available at the gate on game day for $20 each. The ticket includes all day admission with youth games beginning at 8:00 a.m.