The Madison County High School football team didn’t sleep in Labor Day morning.
Following a 25-14 loss to Rockdale County, there was work to do as the Raiders returned to the practice field bright and early at 8:45 a.m.
“I think the kids were ready to get back to work … We don’t morn a loss any longer than we celebrate a victory,” Raider head coach Randell Owens said.
But what offense Madison County will have to defend following the recent loss, coaches aren’t quite certain.
Owens said this week’s opponent, Winder-Barrow, might be enticed to revisit the Wing-T given the success Rockdale County had using the Wing-T in rushing for 235 yards against Madison County Friday.
Winder-Barrow ran the Wing-T last year.
“They might say ‘We might need to go back to the Wing-T’” — and they’re not that far removed from that,” Owens noted.
In fact, the Madison County coach said it’s a possibility his Raiders can’t take lightly. Owens suspects Winder-Barrow could use either the spread or Wing-T come Friday.
“We’ve got to get ready for both,” Owens said.
For the rest of the story, see the Sept. 4 print edition of The Madison County Journal.