A Great Season

 

Over the 2017 football season, the Woodstock Wolverine football team had a great regular season, and finished the season off with a 6-4 record. The team also made a run deep into the playoffs, making it to the Sweet Sixteen. But sadly, in the sweet sixteen the Wolverines lost to the Marietta Blue Devils, 38-24. 

In Case You Missed It 

Many of the players on the Woodstock

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Juniors Walker Clayton and Jaylen Reid at one of the very first home games. (Photo gathered by Carleigh Ellison, courtesy of  Skip Daughtery)

Wolverine football team were selected for the first and second all-region teams.  On an all-region team, 22 players are selected to be on the team, one from each position. The first team all-region is the most prestigious, followed by the second team all-region. Five Wolverines were selected to be first team all-region, including senior middle linebacker Caleb Bartolero, senior kicker Drew Gilbert, junior lineman Trevor Stephens, senior wide receiver Louis Hall, and senior quarterback Garrett Bass.  The players that were selected for the all-region second team were junior running back Ryan Martin, senior running back Victor Glover, senior wide receiver Ludrick Similian, senior linebacker/safety Tucker Wood, senior linebacker Landon Dixon, sophomore safety Andrew Bartolero, and senior cornerback Corey Smith. The honorable mentions were senior middle linebacker Weston Killgore, junior tight end Drew Sheehan, senior lineman Hunter Ongeri, and senior lineman Marcus Preston.  

 

Wolverine of the Month 

The Wolverines of the Month are Latrell Bankston and Noah Frith. Latrell finished off the 2017 season with a total of 117 tackles, 59 of them being solo tackles. He also had 16 sacks on the season. Latrell averaged 9.8 tackles per game and 1.3 sacks per game this season. Latrell also won the 2017 Region 4-7A Defensive Player of the Year, which means he was the best player of the defensive side of the ball in the whole region. Noah finished off the 2017 season with 80 catches for 1,412 yards, averaging 17.7 yards per catch and 117.7 yards per game. He also racked up 21 touchdowns throughout the season. Noah won the 2017 Region 4-7A Offensive Player of the Year, meaning he was the best offensive player in the whole region. Both of these players proved that Woodstock is a force to be reckoned with.  

Quotables 

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Senior captains, Tucker Wood, Louis Hall, Hunter Ongeri, and Brandon Onushack at an away game that we won. (Photo gathered by Carleigh Ellison, courtesy of  Skip Daughtery)

When asked about the season sophomore safety Andrew Bartolero said, ” I had a fun time playing with all these great players, and I was excited to have made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen like we did last year. I’m excited for next year and believe that we will be just as good if not better.” 

 

When asked about winning the defensive player of the year award, Latrell Bankston said,” It was an honor to win the award, and a great way to finish my senior year as I continue my football career at Kennesaw State University.” 

Coming Up 

The 2017 season is over, but the 2018 season is coming and players and fans are already excited for next season to come. 

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