WHITMIRE — Tonight will mark the beginning of region play for the Whitmire High School Wolverines as they travel to Ware Shoals to take on the Fighting Hornets. Both teams have an overall record of 2-4.
Since the spring, the Wolverines’ focus has been being ready for the next four games. Head Coach Charlie Jenkins said early on in the season that this year’s goal is to host a playoff game and to do that he said they need to win three of the four games that are coming up.
The two teams have played each other since the early 1960s. The Wolverines have defeated the Fighting Hornets the last two years. Last year the final score was 27-0.
“They are our closest region rival, and long time opponent. Small mill town like Whitmire, very similar,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins added that both teams are equally matched, adding that the Fighting Hornets are faster than they are.
“They want to run the jet sweep to get outside and they like to throw the deep pass,” he said.
According to Jenkins, the Wolverines have had a hard time with making adjustments, so during practice they have been working on their basics.
To win tonight, Jenkins said players will need to not have any interceptions, fumbles or penalties and play their assignments on defense.
Jenkins hopes that tonight’s game will not be a close one like last week.
“I expect our four region games to be games we can win or lose, and the outcomes will largely depend on us,” he said.
The Wolverines will travel an hour to Ware Shoals for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. game.
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