Warm Springs LJV Wolves
The Little Junior Varsity Wolves opened the season up at home with an overtime win, 6-0. The Wolves' offense moved the ball up and down the field but could not score with untimely penalties. An excellent defensive effort kept the Titans from moving the ball until the offense finally scored in overtime.
The offensive troubles continued with the Wolves' first road game against the Colts. The Colts turned the opening drive into an early advantage with a touchdown but failed on the extra point. The Wolves defense tightened their chin snaps and held the Colts scoreless the rest of the game. The offense could never finish a drive and the Colts won 6-0 dropping the Wolves record to 1-1.
With the next game also on the road, the Wolves faced the Rams in Martinsburg. The Wolves showed up ready to play on both sides of the ball. The defense again held their opponent scoreless and the offense put 20 points on the scoreboard to give the Wolves a record of 2-1.
The Browns visited the Wolves on Wednesday night and took no time to score with a 65-yard opening play run. The extra point was good and with less than one minute gone, the Wolves trailed 0-7. Both teams moved the ball in the first half with the Wolves breaking into the end zone right before halftime to close within one, 6-7.
The Wolves started the second half with a punt and the Browns drove down the field for another score and extra point for 6-14 lead to close out the third period. With the Wolves needing two scores, the offense line opened up some gigantic holes for a quick touchdown and extra point, however, the Wolves still trailed 13-14. Needing the ball back with less than three minutes to play, the Wolves defense responded with a quick fumble recovery.
The offense had one more chance to score with fourth down and needing the end zone with less than one minute to go. A sweep left ended in the end zone for 20-14 advantage with less than 40 seconds but the Browns weren't done. The Browns busted a play to the right to take the ball down to the 6-yard line with seven seconds to play.
Again the defense stepped up and dropped the Browns' running back in the backfield for a great win for the Wolves. "All 24 of the Wolves have shown tremendous heart and contributed to the Little JV record of 3-1, said the coach.
Next up are the undefeated Rams on Saturday, September 29 at 10 a.m., in Martinsburg.