As important as Winder-Barrow High School’s victory over Salem was the week before, the Oct. 2 Region 8-AAAAA matchup with Flowery Branch was just as important.
In the end, the Bulldoggs held on for a 24-17 victory and, in the process, remained firmly in the playoff chase. WBHS now stands at 3-3 overall but more importantly 3-2 in region play with four games remaining.
“It was a very important win,” Bulldogg coach Heath Webb said of last Friday. “When you consider the conditions we were playing in, to find a way to win was huge. Our offensive line did a great job of opening some holes. That was important because we knew throwing the football would be difficult.”
Sophomore quarterback Brock Landis had another solid game in his second contest as the starter. Landis rushed for scores of 1 and 25 yards and threw a 40-yard scoring pass to Andre Jackson.
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