Winston County hits road six times in 2011
by Johnathan Bentley
Jul 14, 2011 | 1586 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Winston County didn’t win a game on the road in 2010.

The Yellow Jackets will have to fare better away from home in 2011 if they hope to make a fourth straight trip to the playoffs.

Winston County plays six road games in the upcoming season with trips to Walker, Cullman, Marion at Jefferson counties as well as Haleyville.

Winston County snuck its way into the playoffs thanks to tie-breakers last year. The Yellow Jackets and Dora Bulldogs were the only two teams in the state to make the postseason with a 3-7 record.

Coach Dan Hogan’s team faces a wide array of opponents in 2011, from Hamilton, which played in the Class 3A championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, to Holly Pond, which finished 0-10.

Winston County opens the season against three straight sets of Bulldogs: Addison, Hanceville and Carbon Hill.

The Yellow Jackets take on county rival Addison (10-3 in 2010) in the season opener on Thursday, Aug. 25. The Yellow Jackets have won two of the last three meetings, but the Bulldogs won last year’s game 28-14.

Coach Dan Hogan’s squad opens up Class 3A, Region 5 the following week with a key game at Hanceville (4-6). The Yellow Jackets’ made the postseason in 2010 due in large part to a 35-27 home victory over the Bulldogs. In Week 3, the Jackets play at Carbon Hill (2-8), a team they have beaten six straight times.

Winston County faces its toughest part of the schedule beginning in Week 4 when the team takes on three straight playoff teams. Defending region champ Hamilton (14-1) makes the trip to Double Springs in Week 4, Winston County travels to Tarrant (6-4) for a non-region game in Week 5 and the Jackets play at Winfield (8-3) in Week 6.

Three of the last four opponents finished with losing records in 2010. Winston County travels to Holly Pond (0-10) in Week 7. Two straight home games follow as Vinemont (3-6) comes to Double Springs in Week 8 and Cordova (10-2) in Week 9. Winston County closes the season at another county rival, Haleyville (3-7). The Class 4A Lions have won nine straight in the series including a narrow 28-21 victory last season. Winston County lost three games by a touchdown or less in 2010.

Winston County’s 2011 football schedule

Aug. 25 (Thurs.) -Addison; Sept. 2-at Hanceville; Sept. 9-at Carbon Hill; Sept. 16-Hamilton; Sept. 23-at Tarrant; Sept. 30-at Winfield; Oct. 7-at Holly Pond; Oct. 14-Vinemont; Oct. 21-Cordova; Oct. 28-at Haleyville