DOVER, De - The Wesley Wolverines come into 2017 with some lofty expectations, but its nothing out of the ordinary. Especially for a team looking to make it's 13th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, and a team already nabbed as a preseason favorite to win the New Jersey Athletic Conference for a 3rd straight season.
"Well our goal you know is to win the NJAC, advance in the NCAA playoffs and be a team to contend for a national title. That's how we feel every year." said head coach Mike Drass, entering his 25th season as the head man at Wesley.
One storyline to follow as camp goes along, is the preparedness of quarterback Nick Falkenberg. Falkenberg won the starting job in camp a season ago, only to lose that job during the season, and regain it before the year was done. The 6'2 senior comes into this camp as the presumed starter but isn't taking things light. "Its competition, nothing's set in stone in football, it never is, you just go in there ready to compete every day." he said.
Wesley comes into this season with a league-high 9 All-NJAC performers from a season ago, but Drass feels very comfortable about the youth surrounding the team. "The Dub" scored some of the most prolific recruits from the class of 2016, including the Bayside Conference's all-time touchdown leader Marcquan Greene (Kent County, MD.). "They're doing a good job so far," said Drass. "Some of them are surviving, some are competing a little bit more, there's 55 (freshman) here. It's a group of 55 guys that we believe can be the nucleus to continue the greatness we've established here."
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