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Football preview: Forsyth Central at Woodland-Cartersville
Bulldogs seek first 2-0 start since 1998
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Ryan Hintz and Forsyth Central look to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 1998 when they travel to Woodland-Cartersville for a Region 7-AAAAA cross-over game. - photo by Micah Green

Forsyth Central at Woodland-Cartersville

When, where: Friday, 7:30 pm, at Wildcat Stadium in Cartersville.

Records, rankings: Central is 1-0 and unranked in Class AAAAA; Woodland is 0-1 and unranked in Class AAAAA.

Series history: Woodland leads 2-0.

Last meeting: Woodland won 39-13 in 2011.

What to know: Woodland was uninspiring in their season-opening 52-28 loss to Class AAA Adairsville on Aug. 29. The Wildcats allowed four Adairsville touchdowns through the air; four different Woodland players tallied rushing touchdowns. Head coach Vince DiLorenzo uses both a hybrid Wing-T and a one-back offense and switches up fronts on defense to confuse opposing offensive lines. "They do a great job of mixing things up both on offense and defense, [which] makes it hard for us to have to prepare for two different offenses and multiple schemes they use on defense," Central coach Shane Williamson said.

Central plays a Region 7-AAAAA cross-over game with a chance to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 1998. Shaun Diebel ran for 189 yards and three scores in last Friday’s win over Dawson County and Sabrian Howard added a 68-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs.