Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 10:32PM

Two-a-Days: OL an early work-in-progress for Wolves

By Jeff Hart | Video by Seth Chapman

There are just 33 days remaining until the kickoff of the 2021 high school football season. But make no mistake, preparations for the upcoming campaign got underway months ago. And teams throughout northeast Georgia already are in full countdown mode.

With that in mind we spent the last couple of weeks catching up with programs around our area to get a feel for how spring practice went, how the summer is going and what coaches believe the fall will look like. Our "Two-a-Days" series honors those old-school grinding sessions that lead us out of summer and into fall, asking each area coach two key questions about the state of their respective programs. 

Over the next two weeks, AccessWDUN's Friday Game Night will get you prepped for the start of gridiron action with responses from coaches throughout northeast Georgia. (Teams run in alphabetical order)...


Despite coming off their second consecutive state title, the Wolves will have to rebuild an offensive line around several key guys who saw limited action in 2020. However, they also have three potential big-play guys at tight end in seniors Peyton Rinker and Davis Peek and sophomore Eddrick Houston that could bolster the group and add added weapons to an already potent offense.

We caught up with coach Bryant Appling to see whre they stand as summer practices have started to heat up on Buford Highway.
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