|Posted on April 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM|
The Spokane Wolfpack, coached by Travis Herzog and Jim Nendel, (ranked 3rd in the Washington Football League) kicked off their 2013 campaign with a win in a Pre- Season game versus The Wenatchee Valley Rams (ranked 1st in the WFL). The Pack arrived in Wenatchee to a beautiful, clear, sunny day, but were hampered a bit in the passing game due to large gusts of wind.
It was a battle of tough defense and creative offenses that riddled the Eastmont Junior High football field that finally ended in a 28 – 19 Wolfpack win.
The Wolfpack offense wasted no time and began the game by scoring on the third offensive play with a 40 yard catch and run by #4 Waylon Harness from #11 Zack Clow. The Rams responded with their own 80 yard drive capping it off with a rushing touchdown and missed extra point to bring the score to 7 – 6.
During the second quarter, The Wolfpack orchestrated a short 30 yard drive of their own as #7 Bobby Hughes punched it in for a 3 yard Touchdown run. The Rams showed resiliency by answering with their own score but failed to tie the game with a two point conversion making the score at halftime 14 – 12.
Early in the 3rd Quarter, The Rams made adjustments and were able to sustain a drive to finish with a touchdown, making the score 19 – 14. Wolfpack answered in style on a 20 yard scramble-lateral by #2 Martea Johnson to #4 Harness which resulted in a 80 yard touchdown. This allowed the Wolfpack to regain the lead 21 – 19.
The defense showed their teeth in a hard hitting bought that saw multiple players post multiple tackles. The Pack D also has a nose for the ball, Safeties #22 Marcus Parker and #6 Chris Kirk both had interceptions as did linebacker #20 Mike Glenn. Cornerback #2 Johnson iced the game with a interception of his own in the late minutes of the game.
The Wolfpack was able to finish the game with a 10 yard pass from #3 Kenny Yetter to #80 Cameron Hubbard making the final score 28 – 19!
The Wolfpack (1 – 0) look to continue their solid all-around play April, 13th when they head to Waitsburg to play the 0 – 1 Elite. Kickoff is at 3pm in Waitsburg Washington.
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Written by: Alex deGolia