Football: Darlington practice

Head coach Tommy Atha outlines a play during practice at Darlington, November 21, 2012. (Brittany Hannah/RN-T)

Brittany Hannah

The Darlington prep football team got an early taste of the season Monday night when the Tigers hosted Buford in a 7-on-7 scrimmage.

“It was a great experience to compete with the AAA state champions and compete against the best,” said Darlington head coach Tommy Atha.

“They have great players and coaches, and that’s why they’re state champions.”

The Tigers hope to build on last year’s success. Darlington finished the regular season with a 7-4 overall record, including a 4-1 record in Region 6-A play. The Tigers’ season culminated with an appearance in the Class A playoffs.