“Wadley is a tradition-rich school,” Winterboro head coach Alan Beckett said. “They’ve got a couple good skill guys. No. 34 their running back is a big, bruising, physical runner. They have a guy that plays several different positions—No. 7—plays wing, receiver and other things. He’s really good and makes a lot of plays. He’s fast. No. 10 plays quarterback and he throws the ball well. He makes plays. No. 57 is a pretty good defensive tackle. They’re growing and evolving as a team. They’ve got two solid wins and they’re like us: just trying to get better.”
The Bulldogs loss to the top team in the region, Loachapoka, 42-0 last week, but Beckett saw some individuals step up with strong performances.
“Michael Garrett is improving, Detrica Gaddis had another big game, until he got hurt BJ Twyman had another really good outing—he just battled that injury bug, but he got hurt again—but he had a great first half, Casey Twyman is playing with a lot of energy, Cedric McKenzie is playing really well, and Colby Wheeler is making plays,” Beckett said.
One of the biggest things Beckett wants to see is more consistency from his offense.
“We need consistency, to be able to move the ball,” Beckett said. “We were able to move the ball last week on a pretty good defense; we just didn’t finish off drops and we would get stopped. We haven’t been a big-play, breakaway kind of offense at all this year. You’ve got to be disciplined when you’re a drive team, so you’ve got to be very consistent and execute each play and move the changes.”
Beckett said he has been pleased with the effort he has seen from the Bulldogs (0-6), as they continue to work hard every week.
“It’s much tougher on these guys, but they’ve come in and continued to work,” Beckett said. “I would say some of our players are continuing to evolve and continuing to get better. The seniors have kept their effort going in the right direction right now. I’ve really been proud of them.”
Winterboro travels to Wadley tonight at 7 p.m.