CVAC 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Lincolnton Wolves

Published Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

LINCOLNTON WOLVES

 

(all at 7:30 p.m.)
Aug. 20 – at South Point
Aug. 27 – N. Lincoln
Sept. 3 – at E. Lincoln
Sept. 17—BUNKER HILL
Sept. 24—at NEWTON-CONOVER
Oct. 1—BANDYS
Oct. 8 – at W. CALDWELL
Oct. 15—E. BURKE
Oct. 22—MAIDEN
Oct. 29—at W. LINCOLN

Conference: Catawba Valley 2A Athletic

Head coach: David Byrd (0-0-0, first year)

BYRD

Assistant coaches: Brent Gates, RBs-QBs; Marty Holbrook, WBs-TEs-passing coordinator, JV head coach; Jaden Angle, LBs-DC; Mark Keifer, DBs-DC; Chris Carrigan, DL; Mack George, LBs; Clay Alguire, SEs-DBs; Noah Keener, OL-DL; Scott Cloninger, special teams

Last season’s records: 1-5 overall; 1-5 South Fork 2A, tied Bandys for sixth place

Last season’s results: at NEWTON-CONOVER, W 27-13; E. LINCOLN, L 0-41; at BANDYS, L 8-52; W. LINCOLN, L 0-21; N. LINCOLN, L 12-42; at MAIDEN, L 7-32

SCHOOL FOOTBALL HISTORY

Last season in state playoffs: 2017, 2A

Last state playoff victory: 2017, d. Hendersonville 72-44, third round

All-time state playoff bids (since 1972): 33

Conference titles (or shares of) since 1980, last: 14, 2016 Southern District 7 2A

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERALL

Returning starters: 10

Returning lettermen: 15

OFFENSE

Set: Wing-T

Returning starters: 5

Leading returning rusher: Deandre Smith, 6-0, 175, Sr. (13-140, 32 TDs); Bernard Wingate, 5-11, 218, Sr. (31-113, no TDs)

Leading returning passer: None

Leading returning receiver: Smith, (18-172, 3 TDs)

Other key returnees: Bernard Wingate, 5-11, 218, Sr., FB; Ta’kiy Robinson, 6-0, 155, Jr., SE; Andre Smith, 5-11, 262, Sr., OT; Camden Wray, 5-8, 210, Jr., C;

Top newcomers: Arnie Chapel, 6-2, 198, Jr., OL; Caden Smith, 5-10, 185, Soph., FB; Adre Bost, 5-9, 164, Soph., QB; Nate Wells, 6-1, 180, Jr., OL; Eian Stancil, 5-11, 165, Jr., HB; Bryson Davis, 5-10, 260, Jr., OL

DEFENSE

Set: 4-4

Returning starters: 5

Players to watch: Bernard Wingate, 5-11, 218, Sr., DT-DE; Khamoni Heath, 6-0, 188, Soph., DE; Easton Dellinger, 6-1, 215, Jr., LB; Andrew Phelps, 6-0, 180, Soph., DB; Anthony Odum, 6-0, 145, Jr., DB; Caden Smith, 5-10, 185, Soph., LB; Andre Bost, 5-9, 164, Soph., DB; Nate Wells, 6-1, 180, Jr., DL; Eian Stancil, 5-11, 165, Jr., LB; Bryson Davis, 5-10, 260, Jr., DL; Geviaunta Walker, 6-1, 222, Soph., DL

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