Winder-Barrow will squeeze in a few more camps before acclimation begins when the Bulldoggs return after the Georgia High School Association dead week.
Practice can resume Monday. Winder-Barrow will travel to two padded camps in July, including an overnight camp at Riverside Military Academy.
“I’m still a big believer in camping together and building that team bond and that could be a difference in winning a ballgame here or there,” Winder-Barrow coach Heath Webb said.
Winder-Barrow went 5-6 in 2016 after finishing 6-5 in consecutive seasons. The Bulldoggs have made three consecutive playoff appearances. Winder-Barrow wrapped up June with a trip to a padded camp at Parkview and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ 7-on-7 at Athens Christian.
It’s also been a busy recruiting season for Winder-Barrow for senior quarterback Brock Landis and junior defensive end Logan Cash. Landis scored four touchdowns in his first start as a sophomore in 2015 and followed with a strong junior season.
“When you’ve got a 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback, a lot of people are interested in that and you’ve got a 6-3.5, 260-pound defensive end, a lot of people are interested in that too,” Webb said. “It keeps the phone lit up all the time but it’s a good problem to have.”
Landis does not have any offers yet, but has attended camp at multiple schools. But there’s interest — Webb said the quarterback is drawing “a lot of attention.”
“We’re just kind of waiting on the dominos to fall into place to see where his offers will be,” Webb said.
Winder-Barrow will open its season with a visit from Clarke Central on Aug. 18. This will be the 12th consecutive meeting for the teams, though they no longer play in the same classification.
The Bulldoggs will open Region 8-6A play against rival Apalachee on Sept. 29.