Dawson Glenn

Dixie senior Dawson Glenn fights for yardage against Calhoun Falls in the WCTEL Classic.

The growing pains continued for Dixie’s inexperienced team last week against Buford.

The Hornets (0-3) fell at home to the Yellow Jackets 48-0. It was the first time Dixie’s young offense had been shut out all season, but it hasn’t been able to produce much more in previous games. The Hornets have scored just 14 points all season.

Dixie continues non-region play 7:30 p.m. today looking to get on track against a struggling Class 3A team in West-Oak, which hasn’t won a game since 2015. West-Oak (0-2) has lost 32 consecutive games.

Dixie is just one year removed from its run to the Upper State championship game, but it is in rebuild mode after losing key seniors.

Getting the Wing-T offense going has been an area of focus all season for Dixie coach Vic Lollis, and he’ll be looking for more success running the ball against West-Oak. Last week, Dawson Glenn ran for 34 yards on 14 carries, Carson James ran for 67 yards on 13 carries and Christian Blackwood ran for 30 yards on four carries.

West-Oak returned plenty of upperclassmen that bring lots of experience. Senior Jackson Davis is back at quarterback for the Warriors, and West-Oak also presents good size on the offensive line.

Dixie will be looking to make more progress and move past its challenging start to the 2019 season. The Hornets could finally start to see better results starting this week against the Warriors.

Contact sports writer Wesley Dotson at 864-943-2530 or follow him on Twitter @WesleyPDotson.