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Pinewood’s Wigfall hopes to bring winning ways to Panthers

By Jack Jeffrey | Pinewood Contributor

Myron Wigfall is a senior at Pinewood Preparatory School and the starting quarterback for the varsity football team. Wigfall spent the first three years of his high school career at First Baptist, a region rival of the Panthers.

First Baptist was extremely successful in 2018, finishing runner-up in the state championship of SCISA 3A. Myron is hopeful that he will be able to bring some of that success to the Pinewood football team and has been named a team captain.

However, the 2019 hasn’t started quite the way Wigfall was hoping it would. The team has lost their first three games, Myron hurt his ankle in the first quarter of the opening game of the season. He had been nursing the injury the past few weeks, and finally got back on the field in Friday’s matchup against Hammond, the the top-ranked private school in South Carolina.

When it came to Myron’s difficult decision to transfer to Pinewood, one of the biggest factors was proximity. Wigfall lives much closer to Pinewood and the fact that they are in SCISA 3A helped solidify his choice to switch schools. While the transfer has been difficult in some aspects, Myron noted that the environment at Pinewood is similar to First Baptist. “I love the competition days and the locker room showdowns!” Myron exclaimed.

Going into his senior year it will be important for Myron, who has aspirations of playing quarterback at the collegiate level, to fine-tune some of his skills. “I think my biggest weakness would be thinking too much and not being as decisive as I can be when on the field,” noted Myron.

The change of scenery will require him to adapt quickly and he has been working on just that. “On the field I’ve gotten a lot more competitive and vocal,” said Wigfall. “My biggest strengths are being a leader and getting the best out of people,”

His teammates have felt the heart and leadership he brings to the field everyday as well. “Myron’s a strong vocal leader for the team and has the skills to extend plays with his feet and throw out of the pocket,” said wide receiver Josh Higuchi.

Wigfall will look to lead his team to their first victory of the season, and get them on track for the SCISA 3A playoffs when the Panthers host Heathwood Hall on Friday at 7:30.

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