HS Football 2021: Heritage Timberwolves – ClarkCountyToday.com
Jack Warren, already leader, also wants to become ironman for Heritage this season
Jack Warren started on the defensive line as a sophomore.
As a junior, he replaced an injured teammate at the tight end, playing back and forth for Heritage for much of the abridged spring season.
Now he wants to do it all for every game in a full season.
It’s his last year of high school football, and Jack Warren wants to make the most of it.
“I want to play every time. I want to play this sport that I love. I want to be there with my brothers, ”Warren said. ” I do not wanna Miss a Thing. “
The Heritage Timberwolves haven’t been known as a footballing powerhouse over the years. But with leaders like Warren, Heritage is hoping to turn the tide.
“There’s probably no one in our program over the past three years who has worked as hard as him consistently,” said Heritage coach Dennis Moody. “Not only that, he’s close to a 4.0 student. Great character. Great leader.”
Warren was a freshman when Moody joined Heritage as an assistant coach. Moody took over as head coach when Warren was in his sophomore year.
This year, Warren’s plan is to play hard – for his teammates, for his coaches.
“He knows what it takes to play this ironman football,” Moody said. “He made a commitment to do it. In fact, if I took him off the field, he would get mad at me.
Warren is also committed to heritage. Living in an era when top athletes are invited to change schools, Warren said he never considered the idea. Oh, we asked him, he said, but not at all. This is his school.
“If you’re really good, you can change a program,” Warren said. “We are talking here about changing the culture and making a difference. If I stay here and am a good role model and can help raise this team, maybe more people will do the same. “
For Warren, it’s not just about his senior season. These are the seasons to follow.
“I have been here for four years. It feels good to be a part of it and to leave my mark on this team, ”said Warren. “This year I’m focusing on being more of a leader, also teaching all freshmen.”
And Warren loves the junior class on this team. The junior class is really special, a group of guys who should gain some valuable experience this season and be ready to do some damage next year.
“I believe in them,” Warren said. “They are going to be great. I will definitely come back next year and watch a few games.
If all goes well this season, Heritage will be on its way to great things. This is the first real season the Timberwolves will be in the Greater St. Helens Class 3A League. (If you refresh the 4A / 3A program in the spring.) And even in the spring, Heritage had two wins against the 3A programs.
Today the team is grappling with injuries and other issues that impact training. So it could take a few weeks for the Timberwolves to find their place this season.
Regardless, Warren has big plans for this team.
“I just hope we get out there and do our best. If we can make the playoffs I would love that. It would be amazing, ”Warren said. “I just want to play as much as possible and earn the respect of all the other teams. That’s the point.
That way, Warren will be able to leave high school football proud of his accomplishments, regardless of the record of wins and losses. For Warren, football is more than a scoreboard.
” I love sport. This is my everything. Football for me is really getting to know each other. Thanks to football, I solved all my problems, ”he said.
He looks forward to this final season with Heritage.
“Once your brother gets a win, it’s a win for everyone,” Warren said. “You celebrate with the whole team. You celebrate with family dinners. I like it all.