“Any time you can win a region game, it’s a good game,” Whitefield coach Jimmy Fields said. “I can’t say enough about our seniors, the leadership of Alex Manning, Everett Pollard, Jaylen Hudson and those guys. Our seniors just really rose up.”
The Wolfpack found themselves in the right position to take advantage of the Wolverines’ mistakes.
After a low snap to punter Jack Johnson, Whitefield’s Bradley Davidson raced in to block the attempt which Sky Dupree would return down to the Wolverines’ 1-yard line.
Everett Pollard scored on the next play, and Dupree would add the 2-point conversion to give the Wolfpack to 8-0 lead.
“We didn’t execute from the get-go,” Walker coach John East said. “A blocked punt, so we started out in a hole and it seems to be what we’ve been doing. We’ve been fighting back better, but we still struggle.
Pollard’s play keyed the Wolfpack throughout the game. His 71-yard run to the Wolverines’ 6-yard line set up Whitefield’s second touchdown, which came on a Jordan Edge 6-yard touchdown run.
Pollard ran for 100 yards on 11 carries and passed for 111 yards. Edge also chipped in 51 yards on 21 carries.
The second miscue by Walker occurred right before halftime when Whitefield’s T.J. Carter forced a fumble. Cameron Jenkins would fall on the loose ball for the Wolfpack at the Wolverines’ 15-yard line. Pollard found Matt Olson in the end zone to push the Wolfpack advantage to 22-0 at halftime.
Olson was Pollard’s favorite target in the passing game as he hauled in eight receptions for 66 yards.
Walker struggled to get their offense on track throughout the game, as Whitefield held the Wolverines to 111 total yards.
The Wolverines did manage to find the end zone on a 57-yard punt return for touchdown by Kevin Bray with 8 minutes to play in the third quarter.
“We had a great punt return, and that was a return,” East said. “We executed and did a good job.”