CARROLLTON, Ga. - The athletic seasons at the University of West Georgia got off and running full force last week, and more exciting action is on tap this week.
The Wolves began 2018 with a 34-3 win over Catawba that included 27 second half points. Devontae Jackson rushed for 95 yards and a score to be named the Southern States Player of the Game as the Wolves moved to 1-0 to start out year two of the David Dean era.
On Monday, the Wolves jumped to number 13 nationally in the AFCA poll, and will put that ranking on the line at home for the second straight week as UWG hosts Limestone in a 2 p.m. kickoff on Ra-Lin Field.
Tickets for Saturday’s game and all UWG home football games can be purchased in advance through the UWG ticket portal for $15. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $20 starting at 12 p.m. on gameday. Fans can welcome the football team at the Wolf Walk, set for 12:30 p.m. at Wolf Plaza. Junior Wolves will open at 12 noon with signups closing at 1:30 p.m. and the Fun Den closing down for the day at 1:45 p.m.
For the first time during the 2018-19 seasons, the UWG Coaches Luncheon will take place as UWG Fans are invited to join Wolves coach at American Pie Pizzeria on Wednesday, September 5. The program will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Fans who wish to join us for the first Coaches Luncheon of 2018-19 can enjoy a dutch treat at a great corporate partner, American Pie Pizzeria, and hear updates from multiple in-season coaches.
The program will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m. and feature comments from coaches such as David Dean, Stacey Balaam, Jon Moseley, Todd Selders and Ryan Bailey.
West Georgia’s soccer team began the year with a road trip to central Florida last week, beginning the year 0-1-1 against a pair of tough opponents. The Wolves played a scoreless draw on Friday against Rollins before falling 1-0 to Barry on Sunday afternoon.
The Wolves are back on the road this weekend, taking on Clayton State on Friday at 5 p.m. in Milledgeville with the Wolves then taking on Georgia College on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams began their seasons last Friday with the men winning their 7K race at home, while the women finished second behind Clayton State in their 5K.
Solomon Komen set a course record for the men, winning the race with a time of 24:00.54. Mackenzie Morse was the top finisher for the UWG women, finishing in second place individually.
UWG cross country’s next race is set for September 15 at Montevallo.
Wolves Volleyball went 3-1 this past weekend at the Fleet Classic in Due West, South Carolina. West Georgia is now 5-2 on the season and will open Gulf South Conference play and the home portion of their schedule on September 11, hosting Lee at 6 p.m.
By the time next week’s Weekly Wolf hits uwgsports.com, the Wolves men’s and women’s golf team will have begun their fall campaigns. Head coach Todd Selders will have both of his squads at the Full Moon Classic on September 10-11 in Calera, Alabama.