Woodland hunting win 2 in visit to South Paulding
by David Royal
Sep 20, 2012 | 578 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A week ago Woodland head coach Vince DiLorenzo kidded he was wishing for a victory to make practice a little more fun for his team.

The coach got what he wanted after his team, which opened its season against region powers Allatoona and East Paulding, finished on the slightly higher side of a 13-12 victory against New Manchester, a victory in a thrilling defensive struggle that put the Wildcats back on track toward a successful season.

Now the coach cautions the Wildcats must not let the victory slow their drive to reach their potential as a team.

DiLorenzo, however, would gladly take whatever risks come with the Wildcats winning, even if it is through defensive struggles.

“We’ll take a 13-12 result — as long we’re the one with 13,” he said.

Still, last Friday’s game against New Manchester showed the Wildcats have a lot of improvements to make offensively, as they left the ball on the ground four times.

Those fumbles and other errors kept the high-powered Wildcat offense from lighting up the scoreboard as many times as it had solid opportunities to turn the defensive struggle into more of a one-sided affair.

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