Kaden Ritchie, No. 32, breaks through for a good yardage gain. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Kaden Ritchie, No. 32, breaks through for a good yardage gain. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Wolverines football goes four games undefeated

  • Mon Oct 7th, 2019 12:27pm
  • Sports

The Wolverine football team kicked it into high gear their last four games winning all four by a landslide.

The team’s very first game of the season ended in a 3-7 loss against South Whidbey, but the next week the boys came together and on Sept. 14 shut out Bellevue Christian with a huge 48-0 win.

“We played very hard in week one’s loss,” said Head Coach of three years Brock Hauck. “We did not execute well offensively and had moments of being undisciplined. As head coach, I did a poor job of having the kids ready for that first game.”

After that initial loss, Hauck and his staff refocused on fundamentals and execution with “perfect effort and perfect attitude” from his players.

“Our coaches have done a great job these last three weeks and the kids have worked extremely hard,” Hauck said. “Everyone takes pride in getting better every day.”

The team’s hard worked paid off with another big 53-7 win against The Coupeville Wolves on Sept. 20 followed by their third win in a row, a 46-0 shut out against Sultan.

Hauck contributes a large part of the team’s success to their offensive line.

“It all starts with our ‘O’ line. From top to bottom this group has been exceptional,” Hauck said. “We ask a lot from them with a very physical style of play. They always respond.”

The team rushed over 1,500 yards in the first five games which Hauck credits to his strong offensive line.

A strong defense is also key and Hauck stated that his defense team has been “outstanding since day one.”

“We play a very disciplined, fast and physical style of defense. As coaches we demand a lot from these players,” Hauck said. “This group always rises to the challenge and whatever is asked.”

The rest of the team brings it all together.

“We also have a committee of backs and receivers, including our quarterbacks, that are tremendous,” Hauck said. “No matter whose number is called, they have all produced and played outstandingly. It has been a complete team effort, from

On Oct. 4, the Wolverines took on the Concrete Lions at home, winning 42-0.

Looking forward to homecoming at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, against Foss, Hauck is excited about his team as a whole.

“This is one of the highest quality group of young men that I have ever coached. They truly care about one another and play for each other,” he said. “It shows on the field.”

 

Kyson Jackson, No. 22, outruns the Lions for a big yardage touchdown. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Kyson Jackson, No. 22, outruns the Lions for a big yardage touchdown. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Mateo Blackmon, No. 42, pushes forward over the goal line dragging two Lions with him and scoring a touchdown. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Mateo Blackmon, No. 42, pushes forward over the goal line dragging two Lions with him and scoring a touchdown. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Connor Haines, No. 29, runs up the middle for good yardage. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Connor Haines, No. 29, runs up the middle for good yardage. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Jordan Lawson, No. 14, gets a good punt downfield. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Jordan Lawson, No. 14, gets a good punt downfield. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Weston Swirtz, No. 68, and Ty Vague, No. 65, rush the Lions passer. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Weston Swirtz, No. 68, and Ty Vague, No. 65, rush the Lions passer. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Victorious Wolverines get applauded by the coaching staff. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Victorious Wolverines get applauded by the coaching staff. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Quarterback Dylan Roberson, No. 7, hands off to Connor Haines, No. 29, for a run up the middle. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Quarterback Dylan Roberson, No. 7, hands off to Connor Haines, No. 29, for a run up the middle. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)