Winder-Barrow at Cedar Shoals preview

Winder-Barrow’s Chandon Sullivan

Winder-Barrow’s Chandon Sullivan

Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs (8-AAAAA)

Coach: David Wagner

Record: 1-6, 0-5 region

Last week: Lost to Loganville 18-0

Cedar Shoals Jaguars (8-AAAAA)

Coach: Chris Davis

Record: 1-6, 1-4 region

Last week: Beat Apalachee 35-6

The Bulldoggs have certainly been competitive during their current six-game losing skid, but they haven’t been able to put the right combination of elements together to get them back into the win column.

Their task this week is to try to find that necessary formula against a Cedar Shoals team fresh off its first win of the season last week against Apalachee.

The Jaguars do have offensive weapons to account for, including quarterback Greg Smith, who accounted for 216 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in last week’s win over Apalachee.

However, the bigger key for Winder-Barrow might be getting its own offense in gear.

After averaging near 20 points per game through their first four games, the Bulldoggs have seen their production dry up somewhat, scoring just 20 points over the last three contests.

If they are to get back into the winning track, they must find a way to get playmakers like Chandon Sullivan, CeCe Green and Markesio Anderson into space and allow them to do what they do best.

Last meeting: Cedar Shoals won 31-21 last year

Directions to Cedar Shoals High School: Highway 316 east into Athens to loop road 10, turn right. Exit College Station Road and go right until dead end. Make left on Barnett Shoals/Gaines School Road and turn right at second light, which is Cedar Shoals Drive. School will be on right.