Rodney Hudson

Offensive line fuels Warhill football improvement

Offensive line fuels Warhill football improvement

Thad Wheeler’s first observation upon becoming Warhill High’s football coach in 2014 was the players needed to get stronger.

Entering his fourth season, Wheeler, a state-record-setting lifter in his days as a high school football player in Georgia, says that mission has been accomplished.

“Strength was a limiting factor, but we’ve been able to go four (seasons) in the weight room and that’s not something we’re trying to overcome anymore,” Wheeler said . “This can be a dominating group.”

Competing, not dominance, will be the objective on Friday when the Lions (4-7 a year ago) host Peninsula District power Heritage at Wanner Stadium in the season opener for both. The...