It was less than five minutes after his team’s preseason scrimmage against Dacula when first-year Winder-Barrow High School coach David Wagner made an assessment which summed up the evening aptly.
“It was a good first step,” Wagner said. “Sometimes the first step is the hardest. We did take that first step tonight, however.”
The Bulldoggs, despite somewhat of a shaky start, settled in against Class AAAAA Dacula Friday at W. Clair Harris Stadium. When all was said and done, the visiting Falcons had recorded a 27-21 victory. However, coaches will quickly tell you preseason scrimmages are about so much more than what the scoreboard says after the final buzzer.