Can the Wolfpack slow down Naples?

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Wolfpack faces tough task vs. (5) Naples on Friday.

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Naples High School football team is 6-1, and they’ve won their past six games in a row by an average of 52 points.

On Friday, they’ll play South Fort Myers High School, a team that may have the most physical defense Naples has seen all year.

“They’ve played some decent teams, but nothing like South football,” said South Fort Myers senior defensive tackle Howard Wehrenberg.

South Fort Myers prides themselves on defense, and Head Coach Anthony Dixon says the Wolfpack has been a different team since linebacker Andre Polk returned from a six-week suspension.

“Losing Andre early? He’s our energy,” said Dixon. ” It’s shown in the past two games what it’s like having him back. He’s our guy on defense that really sparks up the team.”

Coach Dixon adds that playing a state-ranked team like No. 5 Naples is excellent preparation for the playoffs.

“It’s going to be a tough task,” said Dixon. “We want a ring around here. Naples already has rings. They have more than one. So this is somebody we need to see before we go out and try to make a run in the playoffs.”

The Wolfpack was ranked in the 7A Top 10 earlier in the season. Now, they’re hungry for another statement win.

“It’s going to be a dog fight,” said South Fort Myers junior receiver Brandon Lewis.

“All four quarters.”


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