Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Triston Abron says he’s ready for his defensive unit to bang heads with someone else. The Wildcats will have their first and only scrimmage this season Friday at 7 p.m. in Texarkana against Liberty-Eylau. JV and freshmen players will scrimmage at 5 p.m. Friday. Coach Abron says he wants to see where his defense is.
He says L-E has speed and size and will test the Wildcats’ defense. Mount Pleasant Football Coach Cory Homer, whose team scrimmaged the Leopards last week, told Coach Abron that he is high on L-E. Coach Homer called L-E legit. Coach Abron thinks he has a pretty good defensive unit this year with lots of returners. The defense also had a good spring. He wants to see how his defensive front looks playing the run.
Coach Abron figures the Leopards will also gave his secondary a good test. He says the Wildcats’ secondary isn’t the fastest but he adds they are good with techniques to offset speedier receivers. Coach Abron says his biggest defensive question mark right now concerns depth. He’ll be looking for youngsters to step up and show they can back up his starting bunch, which he likes a lot. Coach Abron expects his seniors to provide leadership for the defensive unit this year.