Posted On: 09/11/20 10:17 AM

Coming off last year’s playoff appearance, Wheeler began its 2020 season squaring off against a historic rival coming off a historic season. 

Wheeler fell 35-14 on the road at Marietta — last year's 7A state champion — but the Wildcats will be back at home this Friday in their final tune-up game before beginning region play in the newly aligned Region 6-6A. Wheeler (0-1) will host Dutchtown (0-1) which is coming off a 5-0 defeat at Lanier last week.

The Wildcats were balanced against the defending 7A state champ Marietta — 90 rushing yards and 135 passing yards — and suffered no offensive turnovers despite challenging preseason conditions. Wheeler’s first-year starting quarterback Alex Stack finished 15-for-28 passing while adding 17 rushing yards on six carries. Stack (6’6" and 205 pounds) holds one offer from DIII Allegheny College.

Freshman running back Justus Savage was Wheeler’s leading rusher with 21 carries for 65 yards while sophomore Devin Clark finished as Wheeler’s leading receiver with four catches for 49 yards. Sophomore running back Ace Holmes should be back soon from injury to help bolster the run game.

Wheeler will continue to rely

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