Several of the teams in the Tennessee Football Alliance came over together from the Middle Tennessee Football League and are joined by a few first-year teams, but one program that has the potential to shake things up is the Clarksville Wolfpack.
“We are excited about being a part of the TFA and its inaugural season,” Wolfpack owner Jason Moulton told Developmental Football USA. “What led me to bringing The Pack to this league was the healthy exposure. From games being broadcast on the cube to their involvement with youth, stellar graphics for the league as a whole and their big vision with future projects.
“With us being a summer team, the timing is perfect, because even with the TFA Championship Game being in August, we would still have a month to rest before summer ball begins.”
The Wolfpack come over from the Mid-South Football Alliance summer league. Prior to that, they were members of the Gridiron Developmental Football League, which is considered among the best at this level.
Established in 2011, the Wolfpack won their division and made it to the GDFL Semifinals in Year 3 of their program, which is no easy feat in the GDFL. The Wolfpack should be an instant contender in the TFA and they’ll look to challenge the Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs and the rest of the league for the top spot.
“My expectations for this year are to compete first and foremost,” Moulton said. “With all of the young talent we have carrying over from the summer, competing shouldn’t be a problem. If we compete, everything else should fall in place. We are looking to win our division than make a run at the TFA’s first championship.”
With the TFA’s seven-game, round-robin schedule, the Wolfpack will quickly get acquainted with all of the other teams, many of which they are currently unfamiliar with.
“Being that this our first season playing spring ball, we are not familiar with many teams in the league, except for the Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs,” Moulton said. “Being in the same city of Clarksville, we are familiar with players from The Rattlers and the new team The Airborne.”
The Wolfpack will look to rookie quarterback Nick Leveretter to ignite the offense and summer ball MVP wide receiver Dominic Stancescu should help make his transition easier.
“Nick has a rocket for an arm with a quick release,” Moulton said. “As for Dom, he’s a physical receiver who runs excellent routes and has great hands.”
Defensively, Clarksville expects big things out of defensive back Dennis ‘Zurk’ Dzurikanin and defensive lineman Nathaniel Huffman.
“Zurk joined us at the deadline this past summer he leads the team in interceptions with six in four games,” Moulton said. “He brings knowledge and swagger to the secondary and Nate brings nastiness and physicality to the d-line.”
Like most successful teams at this level, the Wolfpack stays active in the community. Recently, they were part of the Clarksville Christmas Parade, which they participate in annually, and they’re currently preparing for their fourth annual Fall Classic 7 on 7 flag football tournament.
That isn’t the only exciting news for The Pack this off-season, though.
“A couple of our players just finished their first season after signing with college and overseas,” Moulton said. “Wide receiver Tydrell Wright with the University of Louisiana Lafayette and Daniel Jones with Stuttgart Scorpions of the German Football League.”