The Winder-Barrow High School Mat Bulldoggs were back on the mat Saturday as the 2014-2015 season officially began.
Coach Jim Stoudenmire did not have his complete team as football season was still going on until the day before. The Mat Bulldogg coach said he likes to give the football players a week off before they have to begin wrestling season, but noted some would be at practice the following Monday. The annual George Thompson Memorial Duals allowed teams a chance to get in mat work early in the season. Stoudenmire said several of the schools participating were still in the football playoffs.
“We had eight teams and with four mats we were packed up and completely gone by 4:30,” the coach said. “We had good parental support with our tables and concession stands. That helps make it go smooth.”
Stoudenmire said booster club president Rebecca Iller helped keep everything running in an efficient manner.
“We had seven spots that we will eventually fill in the next couple of weeks,” the WBHS coach said. “We made a lot of mistakes, but we will work everyday and make the list of mistakes shorter.”
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