WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 16, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

Last week held seven competitions for the WolfPack, represented by the football and cross-country teams. Highlights included the pink out game by our fifth- and sixth-grade football team, during which Whitefield partnered with visiting team Mount Vernon to raise awareness for breast cancer along with $600 in ticket sales which was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Click here to see video highlights from the day!

On Friday we arrived to school to find the front of our Upper School building decorated in celebration of our cross-country team, cheering them on for their Saturday meet. Check out a photo of the decorations here. You can also find the videos that were made this season in celebration of our football, softball, and volleyball teams on the Whitefield YouTube channel.

On Saturday, WolfPack volleyball players gathered at the Athletic Center for a program-wide tournament. Earlier in the season, all players were divided into volleyball families, each of which was led by a varsity player. These “families” met and cheered for each other throughout the season, and Saturday served as their final celebration of the year.

The week ahead holds two football games! We’ll be cheering on the Middle School football team on Thursday as they compete in a playoff game against Kings Ridge. On Friday, plan to join us as we cheer on our varsity football team against Pinecrest while also celebrating our annual Middle School night! Not as Famous Cookie Company will be joining us, we’ll be recognizing the three Metro10 championship teams from last year, and Middle School students will have the opportunity to earn a free dress day and enter drawings for prizes. Click here for more details.

Looking forward to cheering on the WolfPack with you this week,

Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps: October 11-15, 2017

Varsity Football
vs. Mount Paran School: Loss 7-38
*Rushing TD by Bryce Davis (10th)
*Successful point after kick by Matthew Sumlin (11th)

5-6 Grade Football
vs. Mount Paran School
*Offense was led by Mac Wotton (6th), Carter Scott (5th) and Aaron Schuster (6th).
*Andrew Glover (6th) had a huge game playing hard for the defense
*Other contributors on defense were Christian Wiggins (6th), Logan Robinson (6th) and the defensive line

Middle School Football
vs. St. Francis: Win 28-8
*TDs by Ashton Vreeland (8th), Ayden Duncanson (7th), and Howard Allen (8th)
*Interceptions by Jon Cassady (7th) and Cooper Craig (8th)
*Fumble recovery by Jonathan Rhudy (8th) and Grant Young (8th)
*Big tackle by Collin Schuster (8th) on kickoff

Varsity Cross Country
Atlanta Classic - Clinton Farms
*Boys finished 6th out of 22 teams with Devin Wade (10th) taking 4th place
*Girls finished 11th out of 21 teams, led by Emily Little (10th) who won 3rd place

Co-Ed Middle School Cross Country
Metro10 Championship
*Many PRs at this event, and the runners showed great perserverance and encouragement to one another
*The girls team earned 4th place out of 10 teams with medal-winning performances by Ruby Little (6th) who was 1st Place overall with a time of 13:22 and Addie Henderson (7th) who was 4th place overall with a time of 14:24
*Strong final performances of the season by Jessica Blackburn (5th), Emma Kate Douglas (5th), and Natalie McKinney (5th)
*The boys team earned 4th place out of 10 teams as well, with Riley Hugues (5th), John Johnson (8th), and Sebastian Nandkeolyar (8th) leading the boys team (with season best times of 12:37, 12:38, and 12:55, respectively)
*Taylor Wade (7th), Jaden Jones (8th), Blaise Richburg (8th), and John Robert Bracher (8th) rounded out the top 7 times for the boys team.
*The complete results for the 2 championship races may be found here.

MS State Meet in Cochran, GA
*For the girls team, Ruby Little (6th) came in 9th place out of 166 runners (with a time of 13:40), and Adie Henderson (7th) finished the season with a strong performance as well
*John Johnson (8th) led the team for the boys championship race with a 13:17. Taylor Wade (7th), Sebastian Nandkeolyar (8th), Jaden Jones (8th), John Robert Bracher (8th), Blaise Richburg (8th), and Perry LeBlanc (8th) rounded out the boys championship team
*Cameron Alexander (6th) and David Carroll (6th) finished the season with excellent performances in the boys JV race