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(Matt Hamilton/The Daily Citizen) Pickens defensive back Zack Hermann puts a hand on the ball to break up a long pass intended for Dalton’s Brandon Dale during their Region 7-4A play-in game last week at Harmon Field, which the Cats won 42-0 to earn a trip to the state playoffs for the second year in a row. Although the Cats have primarily moved the ball on the ground this season, Dale has given the team a big-play option when they need it.