White Knoll finished the 2008 football season with a 2-9 record with a young, inexperienced team.
“We struggled this year in many facets,” said Timberwolves coach Mark Cagle. “Offensively, we were unable to establish a consistent running attack, and that magnified the pressure against our passing game. On the flip side, we didn't consistently stop the opponents' running attack on defense, and that prevented us from attempting to make (the opposition) offense one-dimensional. With that being said, I'm proud of the resiliency of our young men and believe that they'll continue to make strides for success. Although we struggled this year in different areas, they never quit. These young men are winners. I'll take responsibility for the losses on the scoreboard, but these young men surely need to be given credit for their successes in life, whether it's on the field or off. They're men of character, integrity, and determination. They are truly winners.”
The program hosted its annual awards ceremony recently. The varsity players honored were:
Most Valuable Offensive Lineman: Josh Magni
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Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Brandon Proveaux
Most Valuable Offensive Back: Tyler Wise
Most Valuable Linebacker: Kyle Thompson
Most Valuable Receiver: Hunter Counts
Most Valuable Defensive Back: Brandon Blume
Special Teams Player of the Year: K - Skyler Walker
Captain's Award: DB - Brandon Blume; DL - Clay Roland; WR - Hunter Counts; WR - Corey Holmes
MVP: DL - Brandon Proveaux
Torrence Alpha Award: DL - Brandon Proveaux
Proveaux worked his way into the WK record books in the final game of the season when he recorded one tackle for loss against Lexington High School that gave him the career school record of 29 TFL. The previous record was 28 by David Williams who is currently a starting defensive lineman at Central Florida University. Proveaux is also tied for another school record 23 quarterback pressures – a mark he shares with Williams. The stellar defensive end
The Timberwolves will build around a number of returning starters next season, including sophomore center Justin Tedder, junior offensive tackle Devin Davis, junior tight end Travis Reeves, junior wide receiver Brandon Homa, freshman quarterback Stephen Cagle, junior quarterback Dalton Taylor, junior defensive tackle Keyshaun Devault, sophomore linebacker Kyle Thompson, junior linebacker Kyle Morini and junior cornerback C.J. Jumper.
Cagle and Taylor both saw considerable action under center this season – starting seven and four games, respectively. Cagle was 82-for-163 passing for 866 yards and five touchdowns, while Taylor went 52-for-109 for 454 yards and one TD. Cagle also end up as the team’s leading scorer with 24 points.
Senior receivers Hunter Counts and Corey Holmes were two of the most productive offensive players this season. Counts finished with 37 catches for 385 yards and two touchdowns, while Holmes had 34 receptions for 401 yards and one TD. Senior Everette Smith topped the WK hit list this season with 79 tackles.