WINTERBORO, Ala. – High School football in Alabama kicks off this Friday night. The first game of the regular season is full of questions for the Winterboro Bulldogs.
Winterboro will host Coosa Central to start the season which may pose a few problems for the Bulldogs. The issue, according to Winterboro Head Coach Alan Beckett, is that Winterboro knows nothing about the Cougars.
“We know absolutely nothing about our opponent. We will assume they are good,” said Beckett. “They have a new coach and a new roster. They didn’t play in the spring or compete in 7-on-7. We have focused 100 percent on us.”
The Cougars have a new coach in Barry Simmons following two head coaches in two seasons. After an 0-10 season in 2017, Shane Rary resigned as head coach, leaving Coosa Central with three coaches in as many seasons.
Beckett also has a few questions about his own team heading into the season. “Each team is unique and has it’s own personality. It has it’s own strengths. We have had several play makers in practice. Now, lets see if that translate to a game. sometimes it does and sometimes not,” he said.
Beckett is intrigued to see a few players in game action. “Camden Knight is coming off of knee surgery. We want to see where he is at,” he said. “Shaun Vincent, Cade Sanders and Luke Wheeler have a lot of snaps under their belt. That usually means good things. David Cook has had a good fall camp. Lets see if that translates to games. Jay Garrett has a whole new mental approach. I’m anxious to see him play.”
This will be the first time the two schools meet on the gridiron. The game will kickoff at 7:00.