Friday, September 14, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
For a playoff team a year ago, it's been a rough start to the year for Dacula.
The Falcons enter tonight's matchup against Rockdale 0-2, but both losses came against tough AAAAA opponents in Central Gwinnett and Mill Creek.
"We go back to work every Monday to prepare for each week," said head coach Kevin Maloof. "Whether we win or lose, Monday is a new week. We can't spend too much time moping around over a loss."
Though Rockdale is also looking for its first win, it gives Dacula its second new coaching staff to prepare for in three weeks and Maloof really only knows the basic schemes the Bulldogs will run with a multiple-set offense and a 4-3 defense.
"It's tough," Maloof said. "You don't have a lot of film to go on, but I think the kids are pretty much what you see after one or two games."
If that's true, Dacula will keep looking to get the ball to wide receiver Marshall Steed, who has caught a touchdown in each of the Falcons' first two games, while racking up 125 yards on five catches.
When: Today, 7:30 p.m.
Last meeting: Dacula won 42-14 last year
Directions to Dacula High School: From Highway 316, go north on Highway 8 approximately one mile and school is on the left.
ROCKDALE COUNTY BULLDOGS (8-AAAA)
DACULA FALCONS (8-AAAA)
Coach: William Johnson
Coach: Kevin Maloof
Last week: Lost to Starr's Mill 21-14
Last week: Lost to Mill Creek 10-7