North Paulding Looking Forward To "Great Summer" After Spring Game Performance
On Friday, high school football teams around Georgia wrapped up their spring season with spring games taking place all around the state. Heading into his third season as the head coach of the North Paulding Wolfpack, Don Stark, was one of the hundreds of coaches that got a chance to a glimpse of what his team looked like after just two weeks of spring practices.
The Wolfpack played dominantly on both sides of the ball throughout the entire contest. The North Paulding defense put the first points on the board after forcing a safety and then on their second offensive possession, the Wolfpack put together a strong drive that was capped by a Jaylen Poe one yard touchdown.
The defense would score once again after a forced fumble led to an Aiden Madox scoop and score, which would give the Wolfpack a 16-0 lead in the first quarter. North Paulding quarterback Boone Anderson had a solid performance as well connecting with Harry Brooks for his two touchdown passes and by the end of the first half the Wolfpack led Campbell 30-0 and would eventually pick up the 33-0 win.
“Campbell did a great job, which after 10 practices, there’s not really much you can do,” Stark said as a reminder that Friday’s action was more so just a finally to the two weeks of practice, giving coaches a chance to see what areas they will need to work on when then return for summer workouts. “But our guys came out and played well, they did what we thought they could do. We have to clean some things up and then hopefully we’ll have a great summer and when it really counts is in the fall,” Starks said.
Like every other team in Georgia, the Wolfpack will have a couple of weeks off before they get back together for summer workouts in preparation for the upcoming season and when asked about what stuck out to him during Friday’s scrimmage, “controlling the line of scrimmage, we’ve got to continue to do a better job at that and I think if we do that, we’ll be pretty good next year,” Stark said.
North Paulding will open up the regular season on August 19 when they host Allatoona.