WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community High School’s football team broke its 44 game losing streak last Friday, as the Wolverines conquered the Calhoun Falls Charter Blue Flashes, 42-0.
New head football coach Charlie Jenkins said he was happy with the win but will not become complacent in the first win.
“The honeymoon will not last forever, but it is a good feeling. We will be back to work on Monday to continue with the change,” he said.
After winning the coin toss, the Wolverines earned their first touchdown, one of many to come, with seven minutes on the clock when Alex Ellison ran the ball from the 39-yard line.
The Wolverines defense did not falter throughout the game. Jenkins said West Jenkins and Cole Miller made sure no one got behind them when they were on defense.
“When had a game plan specifically for the Flashes and players executed with very few screw ups,” the coach said.
West Jenkins, while still on defense, intercepted a Blue Flashes’ pass and ran the ball for 75 yards, which led to the Wolverines scoring another touchdown with 27 seconds left on the clock for the second quarter.
With three minutes on the clock during the third quarter, the Blue Flashes scored a touchdown, but were penalized for illegal motion, which took away the touchdown.
“The other team made an illegal procedure. They were not set, we were not set,” Charlie Jenkins said. “Our team was looking to see how they lined up, but they did not wait and we did not have enough guys.”
Other key players Jenkins mentioned were Austin Jenkins, who trucked over the Blue Flashes defense rather than around them for one of his touchdowns, Logan McMellon, who caught the first touchdown pass of the night.