By Scott Thompson
In the not-too-distant past, a trip to the state playoffs was a rare accomplishment for Winder-Barrow football.
Prior to its first appearance in 1993, the highlight of the program’s history came in 1989, when the Bulldoggs went undefeated in the regular season, only to fall to Stephens County in the region semifinals.
Since the magical 1993 campaign that saw Winder-Barrow go 11-3 and reach the GHSA Class AAA semifinals before losing to Thomasville, the Bulldoggs have gone winless in their past four trips to the postseason (1996, 2003, 2014, 2015).
But as they prepare for Friday’s Class AAAAAA first-round matchup at top-ranked Dalton, there is a different buzz and level of enthusiasm reverberating around the Bulldoggs.
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