There was a good bit of unknown going into the season opener for the Apalachee High School Wildcats.
The biggest mystery was the team's opponent as Lanier High School is still a new program and, as such, the AHS coaching staff didn't fully know what to expect once the game started.
In the end, the Wildcats proved they were ready for any challenge put before them and emerged with a 21-11 road win to start the new season. The game is the first of two non-region contests for AHS this fall.
The Wildcats will open their home schedule next Friday against Greater Atlanta Christian at R. Harold Harrison Stadium. See Wednesday's print edition of the Barrow Journal for a recap of Friday night's win and a preview of the GAC contest.