Walker opens with another win over Temple
by Ericka Birdsong
MDJ Sports Writer
August 24, 2013 01:18 AM | 1571 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker’s Kevin Bray (14) gets behind Temple’s Hakeem Montgomery and looks to pull in a long pass from quarterback Cameron Bloebaum.
Walker’s Kevin Bray (14) gets behind Temple’s Hakeem Montgomery and looks to pull in a long pass from quarterback Cameron Bloebaum.
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TEMPLE — Walker carried last season’s momentum of an 11-1 season into its 2013 opener with a 21-0 shutout over Temple by the arm of quarterback Cameron Bloebaum.

Bloebaum threw for three first-half touchdowns – of 30, 10 and 9 yards. He finished the night completing 12 of his 21 pass attempts for 150 yards.

He was a big reason Wolverines coach John East came out of the game satisfied.

“Our goal is always to win the next game,” he said. “So, we had one game, we won it and that’s it. We met our goal.”

Kevin Bray caught two of the touchdown passes, and finished the night with 74 receiving yards. Justin Delbrook made the other touchdown reception on his only catch of the night.

“(Bloebaum) did a nice job of mixing both the runs and the pass,” East said.

While the running game helped keep the Temple defense honest, Walker rushed for only nine yards on 23 carries, and Bloebaum was sacked six times.

East said the Wolverines would not be classified as a passing team this season, but they won’t be a running team either.

“We were predominantly a run team last year and we really felt like we needed to open up a little more,” he said. “We’re not all of a sudden a pass team, we’re just more of a multiple team. We’re going to run and throw, mix it up.”

While the Wolverines won, East said his team has plenty to work on before they take the field again in two weeks when they travel to North Cobb Christian.

“Offensively, we came out and did a nice job,” he said. “But then we stalled out a little bit. We started out OK, but then we got a little sloppy as we tried to open things ups a little bit.”

East attributed the sluggish play to having limited practice time on the field last week. Bad weather forced the team to practice in the gym, which he said threw off their timing, and provided little opportunity for backup player reps.

Because of the missed time, East said Friday’s second half was used to give some of their starters a break and get some of their guys farther down the depth chart some game experience, to help them prepare for the future.

“We do have depth so we want to make sure we rotate,” East said.

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August 24, 2013
And not one word about the defense and how well those guys played. Terrible.

Did you even watch the game?
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