West Fork hop­ing for easy tran­si­tion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

WEST FORK — West Fork an­tic­i­pates a seam­less tran­si­tion af­ter for­mer coach Brad Lind­ley left in June to be­come an as­sis­tant coach on Billy Daw­son’s staff at Fayetteville.

The Tigers are now led by Bob Wise, who was pro­moted af­ter spend­ing 12 years as an as­sis­tant coach at West Fork.

“I’ve known most of th­ese kids and their fam­i­lies since they were in the sev­enth grade,” Wise said. “That’s def­i­nitely an ad­van­tage.”

West Fork hopes for a turn­around af­ter the Tigers fin­ished 1-9 af­ter open­ing the sea­son with huge losses to Green­land, Elkins and Prairie Grove. West Fork was outscored 14-144 in those games be­fore beat­ing Su­bi­aco Academy 28-0 for its lone win.

“We were plagued with a lot of in­jures last year and we had 14 play­ers in street clothes in Week 10,” Wise said. “That 1-9 record is cer­tainly mo­ti­va­tion for our guys. We’re look­ing to sur­prise some peo­ple this year.”

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