Very few coaches are big on moral victories. Count Marlboro County High's Bobby Collins among those not high on celebrating anything about a defeat.
However, in last week's game against Dillon, Collins saw a great deal that his team can build upon, despite the loss.
"We had said that the first objective Friday was to get off the bus, get the ball and march down and score. Then we wanted to get the ball back, march down and take control," said Collins.
The Bulldogs accomplished a good portion of that, driving for a touchdown with the opening possession then forcing a turnover. They couldn't convert the turnover into points, however.
"That was a key. If we get so much as a field goal after the interception, it is a different ballgame. Still, in the first half, that was about the only negative," said Collins.
After intermission, the Bulldogs were not able to match Dillon's increased defensive intensity.