Archive for November, 2012

Wing-T still allowing Westview to win in high school football

Article link Running a wing-T, run-based system at the big high school level isn’t trendy anymore. What’s in vogue is the spread offense such as the one Avondale Westview will face Friday night during an intriguing first-round Division I state playoff game against Chandler. The wing-T is like a pair of hand-me-downs that’s been around […]

Old School Wing-T Gets a Nu Skool Twist

Article link As he headed off the field three years ago – following a painful playoff loss in a game he still feels his Gainsville, Ga., squad was the better team – Bruce Miller ran through all of the standard coaching questions: Did we have a good game plan? Was my team mentally prepared to […]


Article link   Former NFL quarterback Brian Sipe threw for career highs of 4,132 yards and 30 touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns in 1980. He would have scoffed at the notion of running the Wing-T. “I always thought the best chance we had to win was to come off the bus throwing the ball,” Sipe […]


Article link   Former University of Delaware football coach Tubby Raymond likes to say, “If I had me to talk to, I’d be a great reporter.” Raymond, a master of the Wing-T, accumulated his share of stories after 50-plus years of coaching. There was the time former NFL quarterback Doug Williams barreled through the door […]

Defense can’t make tackle until it locates the ball

Article link     By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY BELLEVUE, Wash. — A Friday night football game at Bellevue High might seem more like an evening with David Copperfield. Sleight of hand, deception and misdirection, the hallmarks of magic, are on stage when the Bellevue Wolverines execute the Wing-T, a ball-control, run-oriented offense from a […]

Wing-T gives way to more wide-open offenses

Article link   September 15, 2006 By RON PONIEWASZ JR. New Castle News Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach and Hall of Famer Chuck Noll has a favorite saying: “The only constant is change.” That’s true in high school football as well at the pros. It wasn’t long ago that … •A high school coach whose team […]

Wellborn, Spring Garden proving Wing-T versatile, dangerous offense

Article link   The Wing-T offense is the Chevrolet small-block V-8 of football. You can make it fit into anything.Class 6A football? Current Wellborn coach Jeff Smith proved it could be done when he was at Hueytown.And all the way down to Class 1A football, Jason Howard is getting it done this season at Spring […]

Grid Kids influence pays off

Article link   CLE ELUM — Cle Elum-Roslyn High School has made back-to-back Class 1A state football tournament appearances, but the current Warriors’ success is far from a new development.This has been 10 seasons in the making. Tony Kretschman discovered Grid Kids youth football on a trip to Ellensburg, and with his eldest son Travis […]

Cle Elum football offense thrives on versatility

Article link   Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 3:12 pm | Updated: 3:20 pm, Fri Nov 16, 2012. By JOSH PETRIE sports editor | 0 comments Jake Gall is a future Division I football player who demands a defense’s full attention. But then the counter to the other side’s open. So is the middle with the […]

High School Football: Wing-T formation moves the Spartan offense

  Wednesday, November 21, 2012 By MICHAEL CIGNOLI BURNT HILLS – The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans had not even played their first game of the season by the time South Glens Falls football coach Mike Hammond had his scouting report completed. This summer, Hammond knew Burnt Hills would run fullback traps, isos and […]