The 2012 season started in similar fashion as the 2011 season did for the Whippets.
The similarities were that the fast dogs are still maroon and white and they played Shannon High School for the season opener.
That is pretty much where the similarities end, starting with the new "K" logo on the helmets and a 41-30 Whippets victory.
After getting off to a slow start and trailing Shannon 7-0 late in the first half, the Whippets were able to touch pay dirt and notch things up at seven apiece going into the half thanks to a one yard touchdown run by Jabri Selmon, and a hard-hitting defense with a penchant for removing the ball from Shannon's possession. Sophomore quarterback Tim Wade, who had struggled in the first half after failing to complete a pass and tossing an interception, found his groove and completed 11 passes in the second half for 194 yards and four touchdowns.
Wade was able to add 78 yards rushing on eight attempts as well.
"At the start I was pretty nervous with it being the first game and everything, but after that first touchdown pass to start the second half, we started rolling." said Wade.
Jamari Roby was the recipient of three Wade touchdowns passes of 70, 20 and 15 yards, and finished the night with eight receptions for 155 total yards.
"I'm proud for the kids, it's been such a long time since they've enjoyed a win, it's kind of a relief to get it out of the way," said head coach Tyler Peterson. "I'm proud of their effort and proud of the way they finished, it was a battle early on, they could've dropped their heads, but they didn't, they fought."
Deavolon Edwards rushed nine times for 84 yards and a touchdown coming on a 47 yard run in the fourth quarter aided by a key block from Roby.
Selmon rushed 13 times for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Jerrell Jackson had 18 key yards rushing on just three attempts and Rajheem Jamison caught a 24-yard touchdown pass on his only reception of the night. "This first victory sets the tone for the whole season and my mentality was to come out here and do it for the seniors, hopefully we can keep it cranked up for them, " added Wade.
The Whippet defense wreaked havoc on Shannon’s offense.
Orlando Hill led the Whippets with eight solo tackles and five assists, while Austin Arnold had five solos and four assists with a fumble recovery.
Darrius Morgan had a sack with a forced fumble and Carter had an interception. "The defense played their hearts out and kept us in it early because they kept getting turnovers and putting us in great position," added Peterson. "That's a big plus for them because we weren't giving them much help early on."
Offensively the Whippets rushed for 255 yards on the night with another 194 yards through the air.
Kosy will host Philadelphia Friday night for a 7:30 contest.
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