Carson Notebook: Wolfe amply fills big shoes with kicking game on Friday
August 25, 2012
Casey Wolfe knew he had some big shoes to fill when he stepped in for the graduated Austin Pacheco as Carson’s kicker.
If one game is any indication, the Senators’ kicking game is just fine.
Wolfe averaged 44 yards per punt, kicked five touchbacks on kickoffs and kicked a field goal in the Senators’ season-opening 50-26 win over Hug Friday night.
“It was great,” Wolfe said of his succesful debut as the Senators’ kicker. “All the hard work in the summer paid off.
“I mainly worked on field goals this summer. I think I had the kickoffs and punts dialed in from last year. I did miss that one extra point, so I still have some work to do.”
Casrson coach Blair Roman was ecstatic about Wolfe’s debut.
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“Until you get live bullets, it’s hard to know how a guy is going to react,” Roman said. “It was a heck of a beginning.
NO HUDDLE: The Senators used a lot of no-huddle during the game, and Roman felt it paid big dividends.
“I think it gave them some problems at time,” Roman said. “I don’t think it’s a whole lot quicker than we normally are. We get in and out pretty quick. “
Most football teams use a no-huddle to force defenses to stay with the same personnel and not use packages dictated by down and distance. Roman said his decision to go no-huddle was more about changing the tempo.
GOOD START: Sophomore Colby Brown had a nice debut, carrying eight times for 90 yards and a score.
“Colby played well tonight,” Roman said. “He’s a super quiet kid. He just goes about his business.”
Brown’s 7-yard score in the third quarter gave Carson a 34-6 lead. He was instrumental in the prevous scoring drive with a 17-yrd run that pushed the ball into Hug territory.