Head coach: Jim Ewan
2006 Record: 11-2
Region: 5A1 Fiesta
9/7- @ Dobson
9/20- @ Chavez
10/26- @ Gilbert
Key Losses: DL/OL Cameron Jordan, OL Joey Gomez, OL Brandon Van Norman, QB Kyle Hess, RB Byron Warren, DB Mikhail Barton, DL Kyle Benjamin, LB Tony Pawlak, LB Lucas Mellage, LB Shaefer Wall, LB George Wells, DB/WR Brandon Trowbridge, P Hatton Updike
The Wolves suffer some heavy losses especially on defense where they must replace their entire linebacking corp. Some kids are stepping up trying to fill the void for those departed according to Ewan. He says, "We have spent time on our offensive and defensive lines this Spring and Summer, we lost some talented seniors from those two groups. We have some kids who are working very hard to replace them, but they don't have varsity experience. That group will be led by Sam Forni, Tommy Jilek, Taylor Dye, Anthony Masangya, Sam Wences, Aaron Vega, Eric Hankins, sophomore Ammon Samia, sophomore Brandon Beck; coupled some transfers that have moved into our area. That group is led by senior Damian Edwards (6-5 330), who moved in from Mesquite H.S., and a large contingent of kids from Hamilton H.S. The linemen from that group are Terry Williams, junior defensive linemen, senior Dion Sewell, defensive linemen, Adam Kelsie senior, defensive linemen, and TE Sam Dohm a senior. As our linemen mature and progress, we will be more effective as a team - DUH! Our line backing core will be led by Austin Johnson a senior, who has worked hard to rehab a knee injury from last year, along w/senior Zach Shuder. Transfers Kurt Magnum (sr. LB/RB) and Chad Davis (sr. LB) will give a new look to our defense."
But there are few teams in the
state that can run as well as
Anthony and Bernard make up a talented secondary and here are Coach Ewan's thoughts on them, "We have as talented a group as we have ever had here during my tenure. Obviously, we will be led by seniors Marc Anthony C/WR and Harold Bernard RB/FS/WR, two very talented players, who have both received multiple college offers. Joining them back there will be seniors Lee Peyton and Andre Brice. Lee is one of the most improved players in our program. I can't leave out Bryce Lamb, who will be a junior and needs to be on the field at several positions: corner, running back, wide receiver.
So, at least on paper, we have some talent. The challenge now is as coaching staff, can we mold the pieces together?"