The Winder-Barrow High School football team probably feels like it’s going from the proverbial frying pan into the fire this week.
After facing a talented Monroe Area squad a week ago, the Bulldoggs welcome Gainesville this Friday for the Region 8-AAAAA opener for both teams. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at W. Clair Harris Stadium.
The Red Elephants are already a top 10 team in AAAAA despite having moved up from AAA. Gainesville reached the state semifinals in AAA a year ago.
Led by All-State quarterback selection Deshaun Watson, the Red Elephants defeated Buford last Friday and enter the game 1-1. (The team lost to West Forsyth in the opener.)