As the leaves begin to change and the weather begins to get cooler we know football season is right around the corner. The University of West Georgia’s football team is back on the field this season. Because of COVID-19, the team was unable to hold a 2020 season. The team was excited to have a season this year. They have been practicing hard and are ready to show off their skills.
The first game of the season was held September 2. The Wolves traveled to Jefferson City, Tenn., where they played Carson Newman. Right guard Austin Donalson said, “Going into this game we knew that Carson Newman had a great defensive side and that a couple players were good.” Since it was the first game back for the team since COVID-19 the boys were excited and nervous to be back on the field. “We prepared for all the blitzes and schemes that Carson Newman was planning on running” Donaldson stated. “After many practices our hard work paid off and we were able to make good throws and run the ball down the field.” The Wolves defense was hot, only allowing Carson Newman to score one touchdown. The Wolves won 45-7. What a great way to start off the season.
This past Saturday the Wolves had their first home game. Many students were excited to attend since it was the first game in over a year. People had tailgates with food, cornhole and games to win Wolves attire. Looking around the stadium, students were having fun and excited to be there to support their fellow Wolves.
“After a huge win in week one we knew week two would be challenging going up against Morehouse, a fast and physical team” said Donaldson. The Wolves started the game out very strong offensively and were able to attack Morehouse’s defense. From the start of the game to the end, the Wolves played more physically and aggressively than Morehouse. This led the Wolves to score 47 points while our defense shut them down and did not allow any points.
The Wolves are off to a good start for the season and are looking forward to continuing their win streak. Donaldson says he looks forward to continuing to practice hard and take home more wins this season. The Wolves will be facing Delta State this Saturday at home starting at 6:00.