Saturday, September 26, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
GAINESVILLE - Wesleyan got another shutout Friday night, beating Lakeview Academy 45-0 in its Region 8-A opener.
The Wolves (5-0, 1-0) finished off the first half of their regular season by only allowing 53 yards of offense.
They also only gave up four first downs, which all came on one drive for the Lions (1-3) in the first half.
"It was a good solid defensive effort for us but it showed that we have some things to work on and I am happy for that because I want our kids to feel like there is always room for improvement," Wesleyan head coach Franklin Pridgen said.
Wesleyan quarterback Conor Welton had an impressive game, throwing three touchdown passes in the first half before giving way in the second half to Andrew Frerking, who threw a TD pass of his own late in the game.
Welton was 8 of 9 for 158 yards and also threw one pick. His TD passes were 42, 9 and 13 yards and were caught by Will Farrell, Kyle Karempelis, and Daniel Cardwell respectively.
Karempelis also added 98 yards on 7 carries on the ground and had a 31-yard TD run.
"I'm proud of the way our kids compete," Pridgen said. "We are far ahead of where we were a year ago and that's a credit to the extra football we got to play in the postseason last year.
"I am excited about where we are but I'm not nearly as excited as I am going to be come November and December."