By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
Despite spending the good portion of the first two days of fall practice dodging thunderstorms, third-year East Webster head football coach Doug Wilson likes what he has seen out of his Wolverines so far.
“Everybody has been working hard and looks like they are ready to play,” Wilson said. “Today (Wednesday) was the first day of school, so we expect a few more to be out with us today.”
While the Wolverines will be returning some experienced players back from last year’s 9-4 squad that advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 2A State Football Playoffs, they will still be young.
“Right now we have 15 freshmen and 20 sophomores on the roster,” he said. “A lot of those sophomores had to play for us last year.”
The Wolverines are hoping to play a preseason jamboree game against West Oktibbeha on Aug. 16, but if that doesn’t work out East Webster will just hold an intrasquad scrimmage.
The Wolverines are set to open the season at home against Vardaman on Aug. 23, before visiting Class 1A power Noxapater on Aug. 30.
After hosting Nettleton on Sept. 6, East Webster visits Houston on Sept. 13 and Caledonia on Sept. 20. The Wolverines close out non-league play with a trip to J.Z. George on Sept. 27.
East Webster opens Region 4-2A play at Okolona on Oct. 4. The Wolverines remaining league games will all be played at home.
The Wolverines entertain Calhoun City on Oct. 11 and Bruce on Oct. 18. Following an open date on Oct. 25, EW will close out the regular season by hosting Eupora on Nov. 1.