WEST VALLEY CITY The Hunter Wolverines didn't exactly hit the ground running this season. But for those familiar with Hunter football knew it wouldn't be long before their smash-mouth style of play would start to yield results.
"It means a lot to me and the team, it will definitely boost our motivation going into next week," said senior wide-receiver Rico Montoya after leading the Wolverines to a 41-13 win over Spanish Fork.
Due to great defensive pressure, the Wolverines shut down Spanish Fork on the opening drive and set the tone by forcing an errant punt to start the game. The punt resulted in great field position for the Wolverines as they began their opening drive at their own 25-yard line.
Say hello to smash-mouth football. Six running plays later, junior quarterback Brett Lunceford scored from the 4-yard line to put Hunter up 7-0.
Hunter would continue to run the ball all night long with tremendous success. Montoya agreed. "The tailbacks all played good, I loved it."
The wealth of carries was evenly spread between five different running backs. The Wolverines rushed 34 times for 223 yards on the night.