The Wolves started the season with a 37-20 win against Lennard. They fell short at Bloomingdale in week two suffering a 16-10 overtime loss. They bounced back with wins against Steinbrenner (22-7) and Durant (17-7). Tonight, they host Chamberlain (1-2). Here is a quick look at some of their key players and how they are performing this season after four games.
2022 RB Jason Albritton – 5’10” 225 lbs
Albritton is Newsome’s workhorse and one of the top rushers in the Tampa Bay area. In four games, he has carried the ball 88 times for 541 yards and 4 touchdowns. He is averaging 6.1 yards per carry. His offensive line is blocking great, and he is running through holes like a freight train. Albritton is an excellent downhill runner who is not easy to tackle.
2023 RB/WR JC Roque – 5’9” 160 lbs
Newsome complements Albritton’s physical inside running with Roque’s elusiveness. He moves around and helps keep defenses honest. On the ground, he has 34 carries for 255 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also has 6 receptions for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is a versatile athlete who is averaging 21.3 yards per catch and 7.5 yards per carry.
2022 CB Amiir Austin – 5’10” 180 lbs
Impressively, Austin has four interceptions already this season. Three of those came against Durant. He is a ball hawk who runs well and has excellent awareness. He puts himself in position to make plays. He also has 12 tackles and a blocked field goal. He will be tested more as the season progresses and Newsome plays teams like Tampa Bay Tech and Armwood, but he is off to a great start.
2022 OLB/SS Caden Huffman – 5’10” 190 lbs
When you watch his film, you can just tell that Huffman is one of those players that empties out his tank and leaves it all on the field every Friday night. He is a team captain for a reason. In four games, he has 43 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 2 blocked punts. He is a four-year varsity player for Newsome and his statistics have been consistent the last three years. He is a hard-worker and his motor and the way he hustles every snap always puts him around the football. He has great football IQ and tackles well. He is quick and makes plays from the backside as well. Huffman had 96 total tackles as a junior and 92 total tackles as a sophomore. If he stays healthy, he should have over 100 tackles this season.