A special note from AD Barry Bokn about this Friday’s Homecoming Game.
” I wanted to tell you about a special event taking place this Friday at 6:45 pm prior to our 7 pm Homecoming Football Game kick-off!
Former Willamette student-athlete Blake Nichols (Class of 2013) will have his #9 Football Jersey presented to his family in a special dedication ceremony at approx.. 6:45 pm. Many of you remember Blake as the young man who battled through Hodgkins Lymphoma his Senior year. His ‘Always Strong’ persona and attitude not only had a profound impact on his teammates and coaches, but our entire community as well. Blake lost his battle last December – but his legacy and ‘Always Strong’ message will forever touch our hearts.
Come join us on this special evening! A family friend has provided over 200 ‘Always Strong’ #9 t-shirts that we’ll be giving to the WHS Students at the game in memory of Blake Nichols!
As an added bonus – the Leadership Kids will be crowning the HC King and Queen at halftime; the Marching Wolverines and Color Guard has a special performance at half-time; and samples will be tossed from the Cosmo Creations truck between the 1st and 2nd quarter!
And if that isn’t enough –you can even purchase a raffle ticket from the football team – who will select a winner at halftime to actually call the first offensive play of the 2nd half! Wow – Madden 2016 has nothing on us – as Coach Wolfram wants our winner to join him on our sidelines for the first play of the second half! If you haven’t watched our Football Team, our Cheerleaders, our Marching Band and/or our Color Guard compete/perform this year – you are in for a treat!
Have a great Thursday and hope to see you Friday Night! – GO WOLVERINES!”
To those in Wolverine Nation unable to make it to South Eugene HS for our game at 7pm tonight, you can catch the broadcast on 95.3 FM for the Game of the Week. Click here for an online broadcast, or turn your dial to 95.3. Also, you can find the Register Guard’s write-up here and the Mail Tribune’s coverage and statistics here.
Due to construction issues at Gresham HS, the JV football game will be rescheduled to November 2nd. We will update players and families as any additional changes are made, but please do NOT plan on traveling to Gresham this coming Thursday.
Tonight brings the first live-action against other schools of the 2015-16 season! The Wolverines will be in Lebanon, battling with Marist and the host team, in a controlled scrimmage format. All Varsity and select JV players will be attending, departing from Willamette HS at 3pm, playing at 6pm, and returning upon completion. Follow us on Twitter @WHS_FB or refresh the Willamettefootball.com front page for updates throughout the night.
Wolverine football had a great week of alternating doubles, and still have two more before we wrap Saturday afternoon with a JV/Freshman scrimmage and some situational work for Varsity. The players have done a tremendous job of taking steps forward each practice (though surprisingly, mornings were often better than evenings). While players have been added as we approach the start of the season, most of our athletes have already put in months of work and view doubles as just another chance to compete. If you are a student-athlete or parent curious about how to join the program, please contact Coach Wolfram.
Wednesday is Fall Sports Night, with football parents and players meeting in the West Gym at 6pm, followed by a short scrimmage on the game field. Please attend this session for all grade levels.
Next week’s practices move to a game-week schedule for JV/Varsity, running from 3:30-5:30pm, while Freshman will go 5pm-7pm. The week concludes with the Varsity team playing in the Lebanon Jamboree and getting some live action against teams like Marist and Churchill. After that, it’s Game Week for Tualatin!