Venice, January 2, 2019- The 2017 Class 7A State Champs, six-time regional finalists and fifteen-time district champions of Venice Indian football are breeding some offensive warriors, including 2021 two-sport and student-athlete Weston Wolff. He may have not had BREAK-OUT numbers, but his contributions exceed averages in most every way and his tremendous heart and grit aided the program notably in its 12-2 and 5-0 district 11 successes, along with the state semifinal playoff run. Let’s look into why the Indians will be looking to him to step up and assimilate into a more significant role as a junior playmaker.
Diving into his first-year film, it’s pretty apparent the athletic scholar with a 4.4 GPA holds a deeper chemistry within the green and white’s offensive schemes; catching passes from his older brother, senior QB Hayden Wolff. The dynamic duo possesses that “backyard toss” connection, never skipping a beat in moving the chains downfield.
If the telepathy isn’t at its highest, Weston will probably go up and snag it anyway, courtesy of his tremendous miss-match frame, standing at 6’5” 190-pounds which he also uses to his advantage on the basketball court (at only 15 years old, sheesh). His clear-cut comeback and one on one routes allow the separation for his long stride after the catch to take over the open field, making you wish you never jumped for the fifty-fifty ball- easy pickings.
Weston led the team in receptions, total reception yards and receiving yards per game by a mile this 2018 season. In 14 games played this year, Wolff has posted 804 receiving yards on 70 receptions (most receptions in FL 2021 class), averaged 11.4 with 56.9 YPG and 3 touchdowns- a reliable asset and workhorse game in and game out. His best performance surfaced in a 59-23 W over Tampa Bay Tech, in which he tallied 125 yards on a mere 8 receptions, averaging 15.6 YPC and finding the end zone once.
Weston’s scrappy mentality to keep churning for positive yardage every down and underlying dirty work goes a long way in the marathon aspect throughout the season. I expect Wolff to act as a security blanket with senior leaders graduating for Venice, alongside their efficient run game. Proving he can fill the wide receiver #1 position is a huge upside for the program, and with two of his most impactful seasons yet to put in the books, they seek to return to the final stage they were oh so close to this year.
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor