Every quarterback remembers their first significant high school varsity football action.
For Moore’s, it was memorable because the Lions were playing one of their biggest rivals, Westmoore. Making it even more memorable was the fact that Westmoore’s starting quarterback was his older brother, Dayton.
“Obviously, I was a little bit nervous,” recalled Denver, who came up short in his debut, 30-14. “I didn’t play great that game. They threw me right in the fire, but I got better that year.”
Wolfe was thrust into action his sophomore year following an injury to the original starter and it’s a role he’s never relinquished. He accumulated 2,500 yards of total offense and 21 touchdowns last season as a junior. This year, he’s off to a great start and has led Moore to wins in its first two games.
“Denver does a phenomenal job as far as executing the plays and running the offense,” said first-year Moore coach Greg Bryant. “He has the demeanor of a leader. He doesn’t crack under pressure. He sees the field. He’s a football junkie, as far as what he does day-to-day.”
“I try not to get too high or too low,” claimed Wolfe. “I just focus on the next play and do the best that I can for the team.”
Wolfe and the Lions averaged nearly 41 points a game in their seven wins last season. Thru two games this season, they’re averaging 52 points per game.
“We’re executing at a pretty high level right now,” admitted Wolfe. “We’ve still got some things we need to clean up, but the offensive line has been doing a great job and the receivers have done really well with their spacing and timing.”
At 5-9 and 150 pounds, Wolfe isn’t built like your typical 6A quarterback, but he’s put up some monster numbers in the first two games of his senior season. In wins over Edmond Memorial and Edmond North, he’s 39-of-60 passing for 562 yards and 10 touchdowns, plus an additional rushing TD.
“His athletic measurements, aside from his height and weight, would be on par with any 6A quarterback in the state of Oklahoma,” claimed Bryant. “In the intangibles that aren’t measured, I think Denver would grade out as high as anyone.”
“Ya, I don’t really put too much thought into that,” remarked Wolfe on comments about his size. “People talk, but I don’t hear it too much. I’m definitely not your standard size for a quarterback, but it doesn’t bother me too much.”
Denver has learned a lot from watching Dayton play the position and working out together and talking football has brought them even closer together.
“He’s helped a lot,” Denver said about Dayton, who’s currently the starting quarterback at Oklahoma Baptist University. “Either from watching him play and learning from him or talking to him about stuff that he does. He’s been a big help.”
Moore puts its 2-0 record on the line this week when the Lions play host to Norman (0-1) Thursday night on Cox’s YurView Channel 3 at 7:00 p.m. This Ford Game of the Week will also be streamed online.