Coaching or following a sports team that is talented but still young can feel like a double-edged sword. Or taste sweet and sour at the same time. Or look beautifully in sync one minute and completely chaotic the next.
There are a lot more successes than failures, but the losses are tough because the team is working its way through growing pains.
The Stamford Lady Bulldogs were 22-7 overall and 7-2 in District 8-2A games through last week. Despite starting four sophomores and one freshman, they have secured a solid No. 2 seeding for the upcoming Class 2A playoffs behind perennial power Haskell, 27-3 and ranked No. 8 in the state.