The awards are well- deserved. Walker hasn’t lost a game yet and is more than halfway through the 2012 season. The Atlanta Touchdown Club honored the Wolverines (6-0) as the team of the week on Monday following their 54-7 win over Fellowship Christian last Friday in a Region 6A (B) game, according to first-year coach John East.
Now that they are being noticed, the Wolverines must still overcome the extra attention and focus on its road game tonight against King’s Ridge.
“It was nice to get that honor,” East said. “I think it means a lot to the community. I’ve been to touchdown club meetings before and it was an honor to be there and get honored.”
Senior running back Evan Kasian accounts for much of the team’s success on offense. With four games still left to play, Kasian has already rushed for 1,213 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He’s on pace to break last year’s yard total (1,247) in the first quarter of tonight’s game and could surpass the 2,000-yard mark before the season ends.
Kasian rushed for 177 yards against Fellowship and scored three touchdowns — each was from more than 20 yards out.
His performances has made it relative easy for Walker to score points — the Wolverines have averaged 41.7 points per game — but its defense has also been efficient in getting off the field quickly.
Austin Walker already has three interceptions for the Wolverines and defensive lineman Mike Ramsay, a Duke commitment, and Colin Mitchell have constantly applied pressure. Mitchell got a safety last week.
Even with a stout defense and a running back like Kasian, East is still at work building his team. The Wolverines are still inserting a passing game into their multiple offense.
Walker isn’t passing often, although first-year starting quarterback Cameron Bloebaum is improving his numbers. He had 54 passing yards against Fellowship and a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mitchell Carmack.
“We’re still adding more to the offense in terms of a passing game,” East said. “Having a running back like Evan, (opposing) teams will have to do something. We’re opening up the pass a little more in our games and are doing it situationally. We’re not doing it just to do it, but we’re practicing it.
“Cameron has played six games and is doing a great job. He gets overlooked and is a very good athlete.”