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October 22, 2013
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‘Black Hat’ defense key for Tigers

“Black Hat” defense is a nickname associated with the Douglas High football program dating back more than 20 years.

The term refers to ornery, often under-sized, defensive players who swarm to the ball and get their helmets on it to make a play. No matter what the score or situation, those guys always showed up and played hard-nosed football. In the beginning, there was even a black cowboy hat hanging in the school’s weight room that was awarded weekly to a player who epitomized that philosophy.

“We started the Black Hat back when we had a limited amount of kids …

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