The 2022 fall season for UWG football is just five months away. The Wolves are still looking ahead toward the future despite the Blue vs. White scrimmage game cancellation in March. Since the end of spring practice, the training has been non-stop.
The Wolves have been focusing on weight room training and on-field practices early in the off-season. The coaching staff expects the team to be well prepared before fall camp so when the season starts, everyone is on the same page.
In 2021, the Wolves finished with a 9-3 record. They reached the NCAA Division II Playoffs but fell short to Valdosta State in the second round in a 66-35 loss.
“I think we have a good coaching staff that will help push us to go pretty far this upcoming season,” said Anthony Polite, defensive back for the Wolves.
“The practices we’ve had have been productive for sure, especially in the weight room,” continued Polite. “Our new strength coaches have been adamant about getting us stronger and faster. I can tell the work has been paying off because I can see our guys physically moving better around the field.”
Defensive Lineman Marzavion Dix returns this season as a senior. He was a second team All-GSC selection last season, finishing with 20 tackles. Another key returning player for the Wolves is Deontae Overstreet, who was a first team All-GSC selection. He led the team with 59 tackles in the 2021 season.
UWG plays Valdosta State at home this season on October 22. This will be a highlighted game as the Wolves look to capitalize on their home field after losing to them in the 2021 playoffs.
“As a team, we’re just focused on our training right now so we’re ready to roll when fall camp comes around,”said Polite.
The matchup against West Florida next season will also be an anticipated matchup. West Florida finished second in the GSC rankings in the 2021 season, right above UWG.
UWG Football is set to kick off their 2022 fall season on September 3 vs. Carson-Newman at RA-LIN Field.