Written by Devon Boen
The Wolves football team played hard against Glasgow on Friday night at home, but were ultimately defeated 32-6 and experienced several season-ending injuries.
Quarterback Tukker Toavs was injured when a helmet hit his knee in the third quarter, but not before making three tackles and throwing a 16-yard scoring strike to Tyson Bridges for the lone touchdown. Toavs is scheduled for an MRI on Friday and had to cheer his teammates on in the final game of the season from the sideline on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Malta with a 7 p.m. game time.
Hayden Hanks also injured his back during the game while making a strong effort to catch the ball in traffic.
The Wolves were nine for 28 on passing for 110 yards and three interceptions. Sophomore Bridges made three catches for 47 yards and was responsible for the team’s touchdown.
Senior Easton Copenhaver caught four passes for 27 yards, ran the ball 11 times, made seven tackles, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass on defense. Mechiah Zilkoski caught one pass for 25 yards, and Taylor Nygard had 13 carries for 55 yards.
Senior Hunter Braaten made 11 tackles while senior Daniel Healy made five tackles and a sack.
Coach David Knerr believed the team was making strides defensively and would continue to do so.
“The Wolves’ defense is turning the corner. These kids are learning their defensive keys and reacting to them pretty well. They’re tackling a little too high, but that will be cured over time with more repetitions,” Knerr said.