Claiborne Bulldogs boast backfield twins

A lot of players describe being a part of a team as a brotherhood.

For a couple of Claiborne County Bulldogs that's a description that is spot on

As Claiborne County breaks the huddle, there's a couple faces that will make you look twice.

"Teachers down at the school," said coach Barry Liles, "all of us have a hard time telling them apart when they don't have their jerseys on."

This is Dalton Lee. He plays quarterback for the Bulldogs.

And this is Dylan Lee, running back and wide out for Claiborne County.

"I think in second grade we tried to do a little switch-a-roo," said Dalton, "but they just noticed it like that. So we haven't really been good at it."

"Dalton is pretty laid back when it comes to pretty much anything," said teammate Winston Middleton, "and Dylan is really protective over Dalton and Dylan would probably do anything if Dalton got hurt."

For a while it's been Dalton getting the attention as the quarterback, but now Dylan is moving in to the backfield.

"I just kind of put my arm around him at the first day of spring practice and told him I was running short on running backs and he had just been drafted to become one," Liles said.

"More touches," said Dylan. "That's what it means for me and I'm glad I get more of an opportunity to do things for the team.

Middleton: "He looks up to Dalton a lot and I think he's wanting to catch up to him and probably a little bit of competition."

There's certainly competition between the two.

"This year he's planning on scoring more touchdowns than me in one game, said Dalton, "t

Dylan Lee: "I'm better than you, blah blah blah and all this stuff. Well, i guess this year I'll be just right even with him."hat's his goal for the season."

They may be competitive, but there's a twin thing going on too.

"They understand where each other's going to be," said Liles, "they kind of have each others thoughts and you can very much tell they're twins."

They still have the whole fall ahead of them, but there's no plans to part ways next year.

"We hope to go to the same college and see if that will work out and hopefully go on from there," said Dalton. "We've never really been separated before.

"They take very close care of each other and they're always watching out for each other," said Liles, "I know me and my brother use to fight like cats and dogs, but these two really take care of each other."


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