WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 13, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

The highlight of last week was without a doubt our Friday night football game, in which Whitefield hosted the first round of GHSA state playoffs and took on the Walker Wolverines. After an awesome season of hard work, the WolfPack was excited to return home and host the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

The Pack played a great game, cheered on by a passionate home crowd dressed in all white, filling up WolfPack stadium. The first half turned out to be a continuation of last week's defensive battle, with the WolfPack on top 6-0 at halftime. With the same relentless spirit they have shown all season long, the Pack did not let up and finished off the Wolverines in the second half for a solid 26-7 victory, advancing them to the second round of the GHSA playoffs! The team will now face Prince Avenue Christian this Friday in a showdown in Athens. I look forward to seeing everyone there to cheer on our Pack!

Friday’s event kicked off a full weekend for Whitefield. Our varsity basketball teams each competed in scrimmages against South Cobb High, while Middle School boys blue and gold basketball teams competed in a tournament, and our swim teams participated in meets. For details on these competitions as well as the Middle School tennis victories that were achieved earlier in the week, see the recaps below.

This week our winter athletic competitions are back in full swing. The WolfPack will compete in six basketball games, three Middle School tennis matches, a swim meet, and a wrestling match. In addition to this Friday's football game, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to be back in the gym together to cheer for our JV and varsity basketball teams, which compete at home against Cumberland Christian. Click here for the full athletic calendar for the week!

Thank you for your continued support of Whitefield athletics. It’s been great to cheer for our athletes with you throughout the fall season, and I’m looking forward to more opportunities to do so this winter.

Go Pack!
Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps: November 6-12, 2017

Varsity Football
vs. Walker (First Round of State Playoffs): Win 26-7
*Walker's kickoff nabbed by KJ Cainion (12th) at 22-yard line, running 78 yards for a TD
*Multiple successful field goals and extra points by Matthew Sumlin (11th)
*Additional TD by Thomas Joiner (12th)
*Jake Lewis (12th) led a strong defense with 5 solo tackles and 6 assists

Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. South Cobb High (scrimmage game): Lost 6-17
*Shelby Wingate (11th) led the team, scoring 6 points and picking up 5 rebounds
*De'vyn Elliot (9th) had 4 rebounds

Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. South Cobb High (scrimmage game): Lost 57-66
*Devonte Watson (10th) and AJ Hopkins (10th) led in scoring with 20 and 11 points respectively
*Justin Hall (9th) contributed with 8 points and 10 rebounds
*Andrew Thomas-Brown (10th) had 6 points with 11 rebounds

Boys Blue Basketball
vs. Pace Academy (Tipoff Classic - Saturday): Win 32-31
*Blue team came back from a 15 point deficit to beat Pace on a last second layup by Charlie Dew (7th)

vs. Paulding County (Tipoff Classic - Saturday): Win 47-39

vs. Pebblebrook (Tipoff Classic - Sunday): Loss 14-44
*John Johnson (8th) did a great job of handling the ball against a lot of pressure and directing the team from the point guard position

Boys Gold Basketball
vs. Kennesaw Mountain (Tipoff Classic - Saturday): Win 59-39

vs. Calhoun (Tipoff Classic - Saturday): Win 51-36

vs. Lithia Springs (Tipoff Classic - Sunday): Loss 34-64

vs. Kennesaw Mountain (Tipoff Classic - Sunday): Win 48-36

Middle School Tennis
vs. Mount Paran School: Boys Win 3-2, Girls Lost 0-5
*The Whitefield boys improved to 5-0 on the season today with an awesome come-from-behind victory
*Drew Saad (6th) made his singles debut with an 8-1 win at #3 singles
*Davis Saad (6th) and Alex Carmack (7th) closed out the match without dropping a game at #2 doubles.
*Gracen Chally (8th) and Kristen Peavy (8th) played very well and had a close match at #1 doubles

vs. Fellowship Christian: Boys Win 5-0, Girls Win 5-0
*The Whitefield boys improved to 6-0 on the season today with a 5-0 win over Fellowship
*Peyton Holsinger (6th) and Isabel Comstock (6th) played for the first time together and made up a great doubles team, communicating well with each other on the court
*Rylie Keeble (8th) got her first win of the season at 3 singles

Varsity Swimming
Marist Early Bird Diving Invitational
*Whitefield diver Avery Fassnacht (9th) kicked off the season on Saturday at the Marist Early Bird Diving Invitational with over 40 divers attending
*Scoring 407.30 points, Avery took 1st place in the A-5A classification and qualified for the state meet
*Other Whitefield swimmers kick off their competition schedule with meets this week

Middle School Swimming
Mustang Invitational
*Both the girls and boys came in 1st place on Saturday!
*1st Place: Girls and Boys 200 Medley Relays, Boys 200 Free Relay, Girls 400 Free Relay, Ari Marrero (7th) in the 50 Free, Amanda King (8th) in the 50 Fly, Sarah Kate Smith (6th) in the 200 Free and Taylor Wade (7th) in the 50 Back
*2nd Place: Boys 200 Free Relay, Jack Van Dillen (8th) in the 50 and 100 Free, Ari in the 100 Free, Amanda in the 100 IM, and Taylor in the 200 Free
*3rd Place:  Girls 200 Free Relay, Tucker Mansfield (6th) in the 100 IM and 50 Breast, Catherine Browne (5th) in the 50 Breast and Sarah Kate in the 50 Back