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By PETE RUST
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Wolves football prepares for Lander at jamboree Friday

 

August 30, 2017

Star photo by David Martin

Thomas Harvey tries to cut through a couple of Mountain View players during the jamboree at Wolves Stadium Friday evening.

It was a beautiful night for football as the Green River Wolves played host to both the Mountain View junior varsity and varsity squads in a controlled scrimmage. 

The junior varsity started strong with excellent line work on both sides of the ball led by 6' 4" 310 lb. Jose Sanchez. Defensive back Anthony Johnson got an early interception and freshman running back James King broke several big runs to lead the junior varsity.

"We were very pleased with the performance of both our JV and varsity teams," head football coach Don Maggi said. "Coach Walk and his staff do a great job and their teams in Mountain View are always well coached and ready to play ... we know that it would be a good measure of how we have progressed over the first weeks of practice."

The varsity was led by returning veteran all-conference senior quarterback Chance Hofer and all-state receiver and strong safety Cole White. Maggi said although there were a few mental mistakes, the kids played well offensively and defensively.

"We showed the ability to throw the ball which will really help our run game and make us more difficult to defend," Maggi said.

That was apparent throughout the offensive series as Hofer completed passes to a number of receivers including several big gain to fellow seniors Gavin Heiser and wide receiver Devin Love.

That did open up the running game for some excellent running by Kyle Ivie among others.

Maggi said the offensive line got better and better throughout the scrimmage against a defensive front much larger and led by two huge Mountain View defensive tackles.

"Our defense pursed and tackle well, there was good communication and we didn't give up big plays and that the special teams were solid in their practice," Maggi said.

Maggi said the film from this scrimmage will be a great teaching tool and he expects to see a lot of growth this week when they take on Lander in Lander this weekend.

"We are excited about the season and will focus weekly on trying to improve as individuals and as a team," Maggi said.

 

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