Monroe Area coach Matt Fligg doesn’t believe that will be the case Friday.
“I’ve been warning my kids that this is a different Winder-Barrow team. This is the best set of athletes I’ve seen at Winder-Barrow,” Fligg said. “They beat (AAAAA No. 1) Gainesville in passing league over the summer.”
The Purple Hurricanes aren’t short on athletes either. Senior quarterback Stanton Truitt, an Auburn commitment, had a hand in all seven of Monroe Area’s touchdowns in last week’s opening win. Truitt threw three touchdowns, all to receiver Michael Gallup. North Carolina State and Maryland are among the teams recruiting Gallup, according to Fligg.
Traditionally an option-based offense, the Purple Hurricanes will feature more of the passing games this season. Fligg said he initially made the decision to tweak his offense before last year’s state semifinal matchup with eventual champion Sandy Creek.
“It backfied. We just didn’t click,” Fligg said of his team’s