This one should be fun.
The Battle of Barrow, which has been an annual event on the football field in recent seasons, will see a new chapter written this Friday when the Winder-Barrow High School Bulldoggs and Apalachee High School Wildcats kick off another in-county clash.
Both teams enter the game with some momentum after winning last week’s contests. The Bulldoggs had little trouble with North Oconee while the Wildcats earned their second victory in as many weeks with a close win against Monroe Area.
WBHS has gone 3-2 this season in its five non-region games while AHS is 2-2-1. In reality, the Wildcats could easily be 3-2 as well.
The game is fun for all involved, especially the students and fans. On the football field, coaches and players remain a little more grounded, as they realize the most important part of Friday night is the fact the contest is the Region 8-AAAAAA opener for both schools.
Still, there’s something fun about a local rivalry. Years later (decades actually) I still remember my high school alma mater’s biggest rival. We were located in the same county like WBHS and AHS are, but we were separated by approximately 25 miles which added to the excitement each time we clashed.