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August 14, 2013

Tigers reload in the backfield, still running strong



The unit was responsible for several late wins and held teams to 20 points or fewer in nine of their 12 games.

That was a senior-laden group, and this year the T-Wolves will field a younger and more inexperienced group, similar to the squad in coach Wade Standley’s first year at the helm two seasons ago. It was that young group that returned a year ago as a dominating force, and the Timberwolves hope this year’s unit will develop into that as well.

Getting them there is Carter Klein, a senior defensive back who has taken over as the leader of the group, as well as George Neff, a junior who saw some playing time last season.

“Having those guys back helps us a lot,” Standley said. “They’ve done a good job of leading and are excited to step up.”


Freshman numbers strong at North: While the Timberwolves had 95 athletes out for varsity practice on Monday, the highest yet since Standley came to North, they have even more growth in their youngest class.

Fifty-five freshman attended the first practice of the season, meaning the program as a whole has 150 athletes, easily the highest in Standley’s three seasons.

Corbin Hosler

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