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Week 5 Football: WESLEYAN VS. FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN

Kevin Brou, Wesleyan 

Kevin Brou, Wesleyan 

Wesleyan head coach Franklin Pridgen is pleased with where his team is going into tonight’s game, which will be played at Independence High School, the former campus of Milton High School. The Wolves won three tough nonregion games before last week’s win over Holy Innocents’.

“We’re in a great position in our subregion, having beaten one of the better teams, probably the best team, in our subregion,” Pridgen said of the Holy Innocents’ victory. “Having that win behind us is nice.”

WESLEYAN WOLVES (5-A NORTH)

■ Coach: Franklin Pridgen

■ Record: 4-0, 1-0 subregion

■ Last week: Beat Holy Innocents’ 24-10

FELLOWSHIP PALADINS (5-A NORTH)

■ Coach: Hunter Chadwick

■ Record: 1-2, 0-1 subregion

■ Last week: Lost to King’s Ridge 28-19

Wesleyan’s passing game continues to shine while star running back Kyle Karempelis gets back to 100 percent from an ankle injury. Senior Andrew Frerking threw for 228 yards and three TDs last week and Malachi Jones caught all three scoring strikes to set a school record. Rodney Morris and Justin Stevens also have stood out at wide receiver.

But the big key has been Frerking, in his first year as a starter.

“We know the defensive game plan for Wesleyan in 2010 is don’t let them beat you with Kyle,”

Pridgen said. “They want to put pressure on our quarterback, a first-year starter. But he sure isn’t playing like a first-time starter.”

The defense also has made great progress since the opener. Kevin Brou (six tackles, three for losses, one sack) and Eric Rappe (seven tackles, three for losses) led the unit last week.

■ Last meeting: First meeting

■ Directions to Independence High School: From I-85, take Ga. Hwy. 120 west through Duluth and into Alpharetta. Turn right on South Main Street and then left on Milton Avenue.