Woodbury running back Andrew Kraemer (4) sprinted around the White Bear Lake defense as he ran the ball in for a touchdown in the first half. Photo: Anthony Souffle * firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodbury sports teams are nicknamed the Royals and feature a lion as a mascot.
Gathered around coach Andy Hill after his footbal team’s 33-15 victory Friday at White Bear Lake, those young lions roared at Hill’s mention of quarterback Charlie Wilson.
A lower-body injury suffered by starter Jake Wenzel on the second offensive series meant turning to Wilson, a varsity wide receiver who quarterbacks the scout team in practice. But Wilson inspired Woodbury (5-1) to victory with a calm demeanor that belied a fierce running style.
“It took him about a series but then he got into it,” Hill said. “He’s fearless. That’s what I love about him.”
Tied 7-7 at halftime, the teams went different directions in the third quarter, a separation that owed to special teams plays.