"We've got a good team,'' said Winfield coach Mike Foster. "We made one mistake. I'm proud of our guys. We worked hard. I think they did a great job. We had some good opportunities. It just didn't happen.''
This was Winfield's first test since its season opener and Foster said he liked the way his team responded. Hurricane hasn't surrendered a goal all season, outscoring its opponents 28-0 in six games.
"They laid it out there and it didn't turn out in their favor, but I tell you what, I'm proud of them,'' said the Generals coach of his players. "Hurricane is just a good team. I've got a bunch of fine, hard-working young men. They play hard.''
The Redskins, who lost to eventual state champion George Washington in last year's state semifinals, are regrouping after adding five new starters, including three foreign-exchange students, to their starting mix.
"Right now we need to quit worrying about [our] record and rankings,'' Dagostine said. "We just need to play and get better.
"Our guys have only been together since August. We're still trying to learn from each other. If we work hard in practice and we learn about each other, we're going to be better.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.