Varsity Football versus Louisa


Varsity Football versus Louisa High School. Photo by Ashley Russell

By Conor Forrest.
The Woodgrove Wolverine Varsity football team emerged successful in their first playoff game of the 2014 Season, defeating the emerging Louisa Lions 21-7. With the temperatures below freezing, the Wolverines were everything but, pressuring the Lions on both ends of the ball.

Led by quarterback Billy Sheehan, Woodgrove started out strong, scoring early in the first quarter. Louisa answered back after an interception in the red zone, and marched down the field to tie the game up in the second quarter. Tied during halftime at 7, Woodgrove running back Charlie Clewis took charge, clocking in over 150 yards on the ground, and two rushing touchdowns.

Defensively, Woodgrove continued to pressure Lousia. Senior Uzoma Kpaduwa lead the defense with 13 tackles, while Juniors Billy Mullen and Clay Dean both recorded a sack. Sophomore Kevin Burke brought in an interception, leading to a Charlie Clewis Touchdown.

Junior Anthony Williams sealed the game with a late 4th quarter interception, allowing Woodgrove to run out the clock, tying the knot on a 21-7 home victory over the visiting Louisa Lions. Woodgrove’s next battle will be a trip down I-81 to face the Salem Spartans, in hope to continue their playoff run, and a chance to raise state championship title.