Black Hills football preview: The line on Wolves is that improvement is at hand

mwochnick@theolympian.comAugust 30, 2013 

Black Hills football preview story: The line on Wolves is that improvement is at hand


Coach: Dominic Yarrington, first year

2012: 4-5 overall, fifth place in 2A Evergreen Conference

Offense: Coordinator (set) – Yarrington (spread); returning starters – 4

Top players: OL Zach Grate, 6-1, 250, sr.; OL Josh Moloney, 6-1, 260, sr.; WR Nic Knittle, 5-9, 170, sr.; OL Kody Kearney, 5-10, 250, sr.; RB Mitch Stone, 5-10, 175, sr.

Defense: Coordinator (set) – Kelly Clark (3-3); returning starters – 6

Top players: DL Sam Zvirzdys, 6-4, 230, sr.; LB Thomas Snyder, 6-0, 215, sr.; DB Cooper Nygren, 5-8, 150, jr.; ATH Zach Joaquin, 5-9, 170, sr.

Outlook: This is a new-look Wolves team with a new head coach and a new system with the spread offense, but the wealth of experience sits on the offensive and defensive lines with seniors Zvirzdys, Grate and Moloney all wining all-league honors in 2012. The team’s senior class is small (eight). … Yarrington (54-41 career record) has won everywhere he’s coached (West Seattle, Lindbergh, Tyee, White River).

All games at 7 p.m.
* Denotes 2A Evergreen Conference games
Home games (Tumwater District Stadium) in CAPS 

Friday, Sept. 6: at Clover Park

Friday, Sept. 13: NORTH THURSTON

Friday, Sept. 20: BAINBRIDGE

Friday, Sept. 27: at Aberdeen

Friday, Oct. 4: RIVER RIDGE *

Friday, Oct. 11: at W.F. West *

Friday, Oct. 18: CAPITAL *

Friday, Oct. 25: at Centralia *

Friday, Nov. 1: TUMWATER * 

-- Meg Wochnick, staff writer

Previous previews: Shelton, Yelm

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