Coaches often take different things from scrimmages, but when you are attempting to build confidence the way new Winder-Barrow High School coach Heath Webb is, then you don’t downplay any success.
WBHS trailed South Forsyth 28-21 after three quarters of varsity play Friday night. After a quarter of JV action, however, the Bulldoggs point total read 29. For South Forsyth, their total remained 28.
Webb said the team met its three goals going into the scrimmage.
“First, we wanted to win the game,” he said. “Second, we were able to be very basic in all three phases of the game. We lined up in one defense all night and ran five or six plays on offense. On special teams, it was a very basic look.”
The third goal accomplished by the team was emerging injury free.
While, in theory, only a scrimmage, Webb said any success is welcome.
“It meant a lot to us,” the coach said. “This program has been in a pretty lengthy drought. Any win is a good win.”
During varsity play, WBHS had a fumble return for a touchdown brought back for holding. Noah Chapman had touchdown passes to CeCe Green, Jay Branch and Brandon Hayes.
In the fourth quarter, Will Sorrells threw a 59-yard strike to Deon Williams with 1:13 left.