LeCroy, Oates to anchor DHS offensive line

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 19, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &045; The biggest x-factor on the offensive side of the ball for the Tigers this season is the front line. While the deep Demopolis roster consists of talented skill position players, their production will be largely contingent upon the men in the trenches.

The emphasis placed on outworking opponents is partially a byproduct of the lack of size along the offensive front.

If the group is able to accomplish that goal, it will likely go far in overcoming the inadequacies that plagued it last season.

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While transitioning to a new system may have had a profound impact on the team&8217;s struggles in 2007, LeCroy believes a lack of leadership contributed to the unit&8217;s deficiencies.

Another factor LeCroy believes will play into the group&8217;s hands is its experience against the front on the other side of the ball.

In addition to working against a skilled defensive front at practice, the Tigers offensive linemen are reportedly putting in extra effort in the weight room.

If that trend continues, Bedingfield believes the difference between the production of this year&8217;s offensive line and last year&8217;s will be remarkable.