The Green River Wolves are looking to make more strides in year two of the Kevin Cuthbertson era with a younger team.

The Wolves finished 2020 with a 2-6 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the 3A West Conference.

Green River will be looking to improve on both sides of the ball. They ranked 11th out of 12 teams in Class 3A in total offense (221 yards per game) and total defense (364.8 ypg). They scored just 12.5 points per game and allowed 32.6 points per game.

Two seniors that will be counted on to lead the young Wolves are seniors Dylan Taylor and Austyn Maser. WyoPreps talked with the two players on a rainy afternoon in Green River about the focus in practice, what they need to do to get ready for their first game, being leaders for the Wolves, playing in the difficult conference they play in, and year one versus year two under Coach Cuthbertson, and more.

Taylor was an all-state receiver for Green River last fall. He had 27 catches for 450 yards and four TDs. He added five punt returns for 40 yards, which included a 28-yard return. Taylor was fourth on the Wolves’ defense with 79 defensive points. He made 43 tackles, had two fumble recoveries, and one interception.

Coach Cuthbertson would love to make bigger gains in year two. He told WyoPreps how different it feels this year versus last year with a full offseason. Cuthbertson touched on the focus early in practice, their next steps to be ready for a game, as well as, playing in that tough 3A West Conference, but also how he’s happy to have a large roster of players to choose from for this season.

Here's a small sampling from some drills during practice on a rainy afternoon.

Green River will scrimmage Class 2A Mountain View next week before officially opening the 2021 season on Friday, Sept. 3, at Lander Valley.

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