Wolves ready to begin youth movement

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Timberland will turn its offense over to junior quarterback Ryan Hood, above. The Wolves open their season on Aug. 23 at home against Manning. DAN BROWN/INDEPENDENT

The Timberland football team has been busy this summer, according to Head Coach Art Craig, competing in 7-on-7 leagues and attending camps, gearing up for a Aug. 23 season opener against Manning.
“We had a really good summer,” Craig said. “We felt that our kids did a really nice job of adjusting to the structure of 7-on-7 camps. As young as we are, we needed the competition. We normally keep to ourselves during the summer.
“The three days at Stratford were very beneficial for us because of the level of competition we faced. There are some really good football teams in the Lowcountry this year. There are going to be a lot of teams end up with some hurt feelings if they’re not careful.”
Craig admits his team is going through a youth movement, but as shown by their performance this summer during camps and passing leagues, his young Wolves can hold their own.
Senior tailback Bernard “VA” Harmon: “We’re young, no doubt, but we played well this summer, winning a 7-on-7 championship at Wilson, and we did well at camps.”
Harmon added the Wolves offense plans to open it up more this fall due to the strong arm of junior quarterback Ryan Hood. “Ryan’s our quarterback and he’s got a great arm,” Harmon said. “We’ll throw more than we have before.”
The Wolves open the season on Aug. 23 at home against Manning.

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