The Woodcreek football team needed a change of scenery, moving from the Sierra Foothill League to the Capital Valley Conference. The difference was night and day.
After going 6-14 from 2016–2017 in the SFL, the Timberwolves stormed through their first six games of 2018 and finishing with a school-best 8-3 record.
One of the biggest reasons for Woodcreek’s success this season got his just due after All-League announcements.
Senior quarterback Carter Krupp was named the CVC’s Utility Player of the Year for his versatile play as the team’s game-caller, defensive back, punter and second-leading rusher.
In and out of the pocket, Krupp threw for 1,157 yards with a 54.4 completion percentage and 17 touchdowns. With his legs, he rushed for 614 yards on more than 7 yards per carry with 14 touchdowns, the most in the league for quarterbacks.
He grabbed an interception on defense and averaged nearly 40 yards on 15 punt attempts, leading Woodcreek to its first playoff appearance since 2009.
Woodcreek co-coach Brad Hunkins often referred to Krupp as a “freak of nature” for his ability to be multi-talented on the football field.
Joining Krupp on the All-CVC First Team were seniors Matt Willford, Hudson Habermehl, Max Page, Christian Reining and Tyree Jenkins and junior Grant Dinger.
On the CVC Second Team for the Timberwolves were Tyler Panlilio and Derick Taylor.
All-Capital Valley Conference Football 2018
Brandon Knott, Inderkum, SR
Defensive Player of the Year
Isaiah Ward, Inderkum, SR
Carter Sullivan, Antelope, SR
Offensive Player of the Year
Raymond Brown, Inderkum, SR
Utility Player of the Year
Carter Krupp, Woodcreek, SR
Lineman of the Year
Logan Arnold, Yuba City, SR
Underclassman of the Year
Eric Palmquest, Yuba City, JR
Savaughn Bradley, Antelope, JR
Coach of the Year
Terry Stark, Inderkum