Written by Devon Boen
Over the weekend, the Wolves’ varsity football team played against the Forsyth High School Dogies and were defeated 45-0.
Tukker Toavs had 20 rushes for 84 yards and had five completions out of 10 passing attempts for 38 yards as well as three tackles on defense.
Easton Copenhaver had 12 rushes for 64 yards and had seven tackles while Taylor Nygard had nine rushes for 32 yards and one tackle.
Dalton Hafner had one rush for one yard and three tackles on defense and Austin Fourstar had one rush for five yards.
David Knerr had two carries for six yards and two tackles, and Mechiah Zilkoski had two catches for 20 yards and five tackles.
Tyson Bridges had two catches for 14 yards and Hayden Hanks had one catch for four yards. Hunter Braaten led the defense with eight tackles, Garrett Pronto and Robby Whitehawk each had five and Jeff Vine had four.
Coach David Knerr noted improvements and pointed out the challenges the other team presented to them.
“The offense did good moving the ball, but four turnovers hurt and two happened on long drives that were near the end-zone. When we cut out the turnovers, these young men will be hard to beat,” Knerr said.
The junior varsity team faced Glasgow Monday night and were defeated 18-28.
Knerr said Hafner threw two touchdown passes to Bridges, and Hanks rushed for the other touchdown. Hafner was 10 for 18 for 101 yards and ran the ball 17 times for 52 yards. Knerr had six rushes for 32 yards and had six tackles on defense. Bridges caught six passes for 40 yards and had five tackles while Hanks caught four balls for 61 yards, had two tackles and one interception on defense. Paul Nygaard had nine tackles and Trenton Wemmer had seven.
Knerr said the players continue to make strides and work to contribute to the team in whatever way they can.
“Overall, the program as a whole is getting better every day. Some of these kids just keep surprising us with how they pop up as a contributor. They are starting to feed off each other so practices are getting a little more intense with the competition that is being created for more playing time. The program as a whole, from junior high through varsity is making great improvements and within the next two weeks, the program will not resemble the same teams that took the field for their first games,” Knerr said.
The varsity team will play in Roundup on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.