Timberwolves win 10-0 against Harker Heights

Savannah Burchfiel and Paige Parks

The Cedar Park varsity football team shut down Harker Heights for a 10-0 victory on Friday, Sept. 14 at Killeen’s Leo Buckley Stadium.

After two lost games, the Timberwolves were prepared to secure their first win in the 2012 season. With 219 total rushing yards and 65 total passing yards, the offense rose to the occasion.

The Timberwolves scored all their points in the second quarter. Thomas Middleton scored a touchdown with an 8-yard run.

Black rain defense sacked Harker Heights quarterback Troy Smith for a safety in the last five minutes of the first half.

Junior safety Lane Waller claims that a week of fast-paced practice was the remedy for turning the season in the Timberwolves’ favor.

“When we focus and practice at a quicker tempo, everything goes faster,” Waller said.

Waller had an 11-yard fake punt run on fourth-and-5 to extend a 12-play scoring drive. Junior fullback Thomas Middleton capped the drive with an 8-yard touchdown.

Junior offensive lineman Austin Bryant agreed with Waller.

 “The game was great,” Bryant said. “We had a good week of practice and proved it on the field.”

Sophomore running back Chris Hutchings rushed for 104 yards. He attributes the team’s win to improvements on offense and better strategies on defense.

“We got to do stuff on defense that we couldn’t do before,” Hutchings said. “We’re constantly improving. Having less penalties and blocking better made the game a success.”

Senior wide receiver Chris Vaughn has predictions about this week’s homecoming game against Westwood, a 5-A team.

“We’re going to have a crazy offense and stifling defense,” Vaughn said.