Underclassmen Shine Under Bright Lights

Lead Story: Woodstock High School sophomore, Garrett Bass, started quarterback for the very first game of this football season against River Ridge. Although younger students here may not remember, this is exactly how former Woodstock quarterback Justin Agner started his sophomore year back in 2012. Agner worked hard all throughout high school to reach a new level in his abilities, and that was evident when he was out under those Friday night lights for his three years as a varsity football quarterback. During his senior year, Agner received several offer from various schools, two of which were division 1 schools: Air Force and Navy. He committed in January to Air Force, planning to play football for them. Needless to say, Justin’s football career is looking successful. Is this something that could become a trend? We can only hope that this is true. So far it is looking good. Bass had the best game of the entire team, with 280 passing yards and 63 rushing yards, while managing to throw four touchdowns without throwing a single interception. Looking at these stats from just the first game of the season, sophomore Garrett Bass’s future in football is looking up.

In Case You Missed It: Woodstock kicked off their 2015 season with a big win against River Ridge on August 21. The final score was 40-21. This was a very exciting win for them, and a very quick comeback from their scrimmage the past week. The team altogether gained 402 yards the entire game, 122 of which were rushing yards. The school’s underclassmen really paved the way for the team during this first game, with seven underclassmen starting on offense alone. … One week later the team traveled to John’s Creek for a matchup with the Gladiators. The Wolverines came away with a nail-biting 17-14 win, which saw the offense score 14 points in the fourth quarter, while the defense helped seal the win with a late interception by sophomore strong safety Tucker Wood, which came off a deflection by junior linebacker Corey Long.

Wolverine of the Month: Sophomore receiver Louis Hall had one of the best games against River Ridge. He had 114 receiving yards and a touchdown to go along with nearly 80 return yards. Off the field, Louis works hard in the weight room, and harder in the classroom. He is a great player, and a great student, who truly represents everything that Woodstock High School stands for.

Quotes: “We’re super excited to play Etowah this year!” Freshman, Ryan Martin, as he plays his first year at Woodstock High School as a JV safety. “The key to success is execution” Junior, Corey Long, referring to one of Coach Budde’s infamous quotes.

Off the Field: Our own Woodstock Wolverines are participating in Readers Leaders, a program where they go read to Woodstock Elementary School students. Each Wednesday, throughout the season, the boys take time out of their morning to read to the younger children at Woodstock Elementary School with hopes that one day the little munchkins could potentially be future football stars and student athletes.

By the Numbers: The graduating class of 2015 held 25 senior football players, 15 of which were starters. There are 11 players on a field at a time, so that means we lost a whole team last year plus a few. This year’s team will face many obstacles and conquer many adversities due to

the fact that they are so young, but there is no doubt in our minds they will go above and beyond and follow in the footsteps of the Woodstock’s former players.

Looking Ahead: 9/4 @ Wheeler; 9/11 vs Pope; 9/18 @ Etowah; 9/25 OPEN

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