The Winder-Barrow High School football team will seek its first region win of 2013 this week when the Bulldoggs host Loganville High School.
The Red Devils are coming off a dramatic comeback win against Apalachee (see related story in today’s edition) and are trying to remain in contention for the final playoff spot from 8-AAAAA.
WBHS fell to Flowery Branch, one of three teams with a perfect region record, 44-7 last week at W. Clair Harris Stadium.
In the game with the Falcons, the Bulldoggs were hurt by Flowery Branch quarterback Jackson McDonald, who passed for 170 yards and three scores. McDonald also rushed for touchdowns of 4 and 36 yards as the Falcons raced out to a 44-0 lead.
Flowery Branch had 380 yards of total offense while WBHS was held to 184.
In preparing for LHS this week, WBHS defensive coordinator Stanley Allen said the Red Devils are big along the offensive front.
“They also have some good running backs and receivers,” Allen said. “Their running backs are really physical and run hard. Their quarterback is a gritty player who knows their offense well. They are really physical and can beat you with the run or pass.”
The key for the Bulldoggs defensively will be to try and play a physical brand of football as well, their defensive coordinator said.
“Loganville is extremely well coached also,” Allen said. “Coach (Eric) Godfrey and his staff do a tremendous job with their kids.”