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2018 Team Preview: Wren Hurricanes

School: Wren High School

Mascot: Hurricanes

Region: Class 4A Region I

Twitter: @WrenFB

Head Coach: Jeff Tate

Assistant Coaches: Ashley Haskins-Ass’t Head Coach, OL, Anthony Frate-Defensive Coordinator, LB’s, Shaun Satterfield-JV Head Coach-WR , Will Tate RB/TE, Randy Thompson-Special Teams Coordinator, Derrell Jackson-DB, Wendell Rhodes-DB, Johnny Burch OL, Zach Pritchett-OL, Bull Camp-Equipment Mgr, DL

2017 results: 6-5 overall with a 2-2 mark in region play.

2018
Schedule
DATE OPPONENT
8-24 Camden County at Mercer University
8-31 Powdersville
9-7 at Easley
9-14 at Clinton
9-21 Broome
9-28 Pickens
10-5 at D.W. Daniel
10-12 Palmetto
10-19 at Belton-Honea Path
10-26 Walhalla

 

RETURNING OFFENSIVE STARTERS
PLAYER POSITION YEAR
Tyrell Jackson QB 2019
Tyler Cherry RB 2020
Luke Bryant WR 2019
Eli Wilson WR 2020
Riley Perkins OL 2019
David Kunz OL 2019
RETURNING DEFENSIVE STARTERS
PLAYER POSITION YEAR
Harrison Morgan DB 2020
Johnathan Cobb LB 2019
Carson Galloway LB 2020
Carter Vest LB 2019
Liam Quinn DL 2019
Sam Duncan DL 2019
Jake VAn Arsdale DL 2019

AUDIBLE FROM THE COACH: Will be competitive in 2018 with the teams on our schedule. If we can improve on defense, will have a successful season.

SEASON OUTLOOK – MY TAKE
This Hurricane team has their work cut out for them in 2018. A tough region with BHP returning talent on both sides and Palmetto having a good stock of returners as well. . The Hurricanes return one of the region’s top players in quarterback Tyrell Jackson (6-2, 190) and he has some weapons around him. But offense hasn’t been the problem. Last season, the Hurricanes defense gave up 337 points with a minus 2.28 points swing avarage per game. That has to improve.

I believe this team has the tools to compete for the region top spot but with Palmetto’s offense being potent and BHP returning strong talent on both sides it will be a challenge. Worst case scenerio is a third place finish. Best case? They play defense and winthe thing. I believe they are going to finish in the second spot.

WREN HURRICANE TEAM PAGE – CLICK HERE

About Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter is a former coach and nationally published recruiting analyst with more than three decades in the industry. He founded SCVarsity.com as one of the first high school sites on the Rivals.com Network, most recently with Yahoo Sports. He is the author of the best selling "The Book On Evaluating Football Players" and is the host of the South Carolina High School Scoreboard Show on 107.5 The Game. He has operated the oldest independently run combine, coached for the Nike Football Combines and Elite 11 since 1999. He has served in the past on the broadcast crew in both radio and TV for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, as well as the North-South All-Star game. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 2015 Max Emfinger All-American game.

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