Wolverine Football Rolls On

Wolverines Finish Season

Wolverine Football Rolls On

          With 25 seniors on the football team this year (no…I’m really NOT going to type all of those names) the Wolverines have tons of experience. The first game of the season was home versus Chardon. The boys fought hard and won the game by a score of 20-15. When asked how he felt about the first win of the season, senior captain Curt Williams said, “I felt it was a great way to start the season. We needed that win against a big rival and the momentum from that win will help us in weeks to come.”

          With the energy high & confidence boosted, the Wolverines traveled to Riverside High for their second game. Right off the bat, the Wolverines were determined to bring home a win, and did just that, with a huge first half from the high-powered offense. The final score was 48-29.

          Week three’s game was played at Padua High School.  Although the Wolverines didn’t bring home a win, they played a good game and fought hard to keep the score close. At the end the score was 35-34, Bruins !

          Week four’s opponent was Painesville Harvey at Howell field. After securing a halftime lead, the game continued on throughout the third quarter where the Wolverines built that lead. With 8 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter, what started out as a weather delay, ended the game with the Wolverines earning another “W.”

          Halfway through the season, the boys record stood at 4-1. Week five, versus the Perry Pirates, would be another big win for West G. The boys ended the game scoring 25 points to Perry’s 15. 5 – 1, anybody ? You bet !

          The homecoming game versus the Aurora Greenmen was one that will go down in the history books.  In the first half of the game, the Wolverines were up 28-13. With a good lead on the Greenmen, the boys came out of the locker room with confidence. It was obvious that the Greenmen did just the same, though, and they scored twice in quarter 3. The rest of the game was extremely close, but, in the end the Wolverines brought home the win, scoring the last touchdown for a 35 – 28 victory.

          The Wolverines followed that versus Orange High School, going into the game with confidence and determination. In the end, they pulled out another win, scoring 48 to the Lions’ 28.

          As the season entered week 8, the Wolverines found themselves 7 – 1 and ranked 8th in the state in the Division III poll ! Waiting for West G. was cross – town rival, Chagrin Falls. The Wolverines had lost 6 in a row to the Tigers and confidence was high that 2013 would be the end of that streak.  After an incredibly tough battle, the Wolverines came up just short on an extra point, losing 22 – 20.

          Week 9 left no time for remembering the Chagrin game, as the Kenston Bombers hosted West Geauga. Despite owning the game statistically, the Wolverines came up short on the scoreboard, losing 24 – 38.  

       We defeated Beachwood in week 10 and secured the second home game in West Geauga’s history for the 2013 playoffs !

          In week 11 it was the Poland Bulldogs coming to visit West Geauga for Round I of the playoffs. After building an early 21 – 0 lead, courtesy of 3 turnovers and 7 Poland penalties, the Bulldogs pulled it together and closed the gap to 21 – 14 just prior to the half. In the second half Poland managed to tie the score, setting the stage for the dramatic overtime. On the first play of the 5th quarter, West Geauga scored a touchdown and briefly led, 28 – 21. Poland scored on their possession and was going to kick the extra point to tie the score, but, instead, elected to go for “2” and the win on the road. Poland converted and won the game 29 – 28, ending the Wolverines’ season at 7 – 4.