Owens on Spring Football
At the conclusion of spring football workouts for the Wildcats, Football Coach Greg Owens gave the spring practice a grade of A-plus saying it was another great spring. He called the attitude of the players great. It ended with what Coach Owens called a really good day Wednesday. Drills included ones for certain end of game or quarter situations. Coach Owens said blitz drills continued to be beneficial for offensive and defensive players. He said he was able to mix in some special teams work designed to make sure players get on and off the field for special teams. Fans are expected to see some of this also during Friday’s Spring Day at 6 p.m. at the SSHS Track Field, weather permitting. Wet weather would force the game inside in the Multipurpose Building. Putting a damper on things a little Wednesday were some injuries. Coach Owens said none appeared to be season ending except an ACL knee injury. He said he continued to be impressed with the retention level during spring football. After practice, Coach Owens said he met with next years seniors to get their input concerning an issue that has cropped up for the team. He said he sought the seniors’ input because they have a lot invested in the team.
Abron’s Defensive Outlook
After the last football workout of the spring, Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Triston Abron met with some of his seniors for next year and told them they have the potential to be at the top or even the top team in the district defensively this coming season. Coach Abron said his entire defensive scheme was installed earlier this spring and lately players have been working to polish it. He said last year’s defense would have been near the top of the district except for a bad Marshall game and one long run allowed against Greenville. Coach Abron’s defense will return nine starters from last year’s team. He said guys who stepped in this spring to replace last year’s seniors have done a remarkable job. He said the defense in the spring picked up right where they left off last fall. Coach Abron said he is happy where the defense is right now.