After going 20-40 from 1998 to 2003, Woodbridge football players had to learn how to win again, a process highlighted by a 7-4 record last year.
The latest challenge? Dealing with success.
The Vikings were unimpressed with their 21-12 win at Potomac (Va.) on Friday night in the Cardinal District opener, even though it marked their fifth straight victory, the program's longest winning streak since 1996.
"I think we're getting a little bit complacent," said senior quarterback Alex Brown, who has rushed or thrown for nine of his team's 11 offensive touchdowns.
Fifth-year coach Keith King, who noticed fewer hard hits on defense and bristled at allowing a 64-yard touchdown pass on fourth and 13 in the final minute, had the same take.
"Five wins in a row is something new since we've been here . . . and right now, we're not handling [success] very well," King said.
The Cardinal District champion might be determined Oct. 28, when Woodbridge plays at No. 2 Hylton. The Vikings have upset Hylton twice in the past three years but also have lost to the Bulldogs five times during that span.
-- Preston Williams