The Wildcats’ football team opens the regular season Friday night at Gerald Prim Stadium as the Sherman Bearcats will be in town. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are hoping to bounce back after abysmal 2015 seasons. Sherman’s only win last year came after the Wildcats defeated the Bearcats on the field, 20-17, but then forfeited the win due to a player eligibility issue. With that the Wildcats went 0-10. Wildcats Coach Greg Owens, in his eleventh year as Wildcats Coach, is 4-4 against Sherman, including that win that turned into a forfeit.
Since 1996, Sherman leads the series 9-6. Sherman changed football coaches since last year. Bill Patterson left and he was replaced by J.D. Martinez, a 24 year veteran of the coaching ranks. He came to Sherman from Flower Mound Marcus where he was the offensive coordinator. Coach Martinez brought in almost an entirely new staff so the Wildcats don’t know much about the tendencies of this new Sherman.
The Wildcats have been working hard to turn things around since the end of last season. For the first time under Coach Owens, the Wildcats had spring practice in May.
We’ll have all the action of Wildcats football right here on KSST radio. We will also videotape the game for replay on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable on Sunday night at 8 and Tuesday evening at 7.