(COVINGTON, La.) — This Friday, September 23, 2016, the St. Paul’s Wolves football squad will travel to Northshore High School in Slidell to face the Panthers in their first district game of the season. The Wolves enter the match 2-1 for the season, having lost to Karr in the season opener, then beating Jesuit and Denham Springs.
The Wolves ended their non-district play this past Friday in Denham Springs with a 42-10 victory. Junior running back Corey Williamson gained 134 yards rushing coupled with four touchdowns, while sophomore quarterback Johntae McDowell completed passes to five different receivers, including seniors Tim Bedford and Matt Meyers.
On defense, the Wolves stood tall and never backed down, only allowing one touchdown on the first drive for the Yellow Jackets. The Wolves allowed only four of 19 passes to be completed for the Jackets, with one interception credited to sophomore safety Robert Buquoi. Senior Christian Roberts was the Wolves leading tackler, with 12 total tackles.
In non-district play so far this year, the Northshore Panthers are 1-2 with losses to Salmen and Biloxi High Schools. Last week, the Panthers won their game vs. the Lakeshore Titans, 34-23.
The Panthers’ junior quarterback Walter Harris is a player to watch on Friday, as he is the leading weapon on the Northshore offense, despite being slow to post stats so far this season. On the season, he has rushed the ball 47 times for 130 yards and one touchdown. As for passing, Harris has thrown the ball 42 times with 20 completions and 250 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
Last year, the Wolves beat down the Panthers 48-7 with former quarterback Kenny Sears leading the Wolves to victory. The Wolves are headed to Northshore High for the first time in two years, where they are planning on defeating the Panthers by stopping the quarterback running plays and holding up senior receiver Tyler Powell.
Next Friday, Sept. 30, the Wolves return to Hunter Stadium for their Homecoming game against Hammond High.