Once again we started out strong with two touchdowns in the opening frame. With a long touchdown pass to Garret Baker and a 14 yard touchdown run by Darren Hunter we were in business. The great thing about that first quarter is we faced some adversity with a fumble during a special team play but the defense held firm and the offense went back to work. The offensive line did an incredible job on Friday night. Max Huston, Matthew Niebuhr, Sam Jennings, Warren Krieger-Coble, and Jordan Hudson were outstanding on Friday. They paved the way for 230 yards on the ground led by Darren Hunter who had 170 yards. WMU hasn't had a rusher that high in a few years. Kolt Rossiter had another efficient night throwing the ball. Because of the hard work of the guys up front he was able to have time and deliver the ball on time and on target to our receivers. He has done a nice job this year of being efficient making decisions and delivering the ball.
Defensively the Wolves were led by Bryce Robison in tackles. Sam Jennings played another solid game at inside linebacker for the Wolves as well. Max Huston, although not many tackles in the stat book, played an outstanding game at the DE position for the Wolves. He was very fundamental in turning plays in and setting the edge for us on Friday night. We recorded two interceptions Friday as well. One by Garret Baker and one by sophomore Kaleb Hagge. We were also able to force and recover two fumbles. Max Huston and Matthew Niebuhr were able to recover those for us. We once again won the TO battle and that led to a victory.
This week we travel to Eldon to take on the Cardinal Comets. They are 0-2 but we all know that any team can have success on any given night. It should be a little bit cooler this week and on Friday and I look for our young men to have another successful night if we can stay focused and execute the way we are supposed to execute.
There is a JV game tonight at WMU Field at 6:30. We are hosting the Wapello JV. Hopefully the rain and storms will subside so that we can get this one in. These young Wolves deserve a chance to get a game in after practicing for close to four weeks.
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