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Homecoming Foe Whitehouse Holds Edge in Rivalry

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At his weekly media gathering Wednesday morning, Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said the Wildcats had a great team meeting Monday. A central message was that players need to focus on analyzing themselves to correct their mistakes and get better. Coach Owens said players were challenged including seniors who may have just seven games left to play.Homecoming was discussed along with the legacy of great Wildcats’ players of the past whose pictures are on display in the lobby of the Multipurpose Building. Coach Owens also said the Wildcats had really good workouts Monday and Tuesday. Concerning this Friday night’s opponent

Whitehouse, Coach Owens said they won’t be cutting the Wildcats any slack. He said they have a balanced offensive attack. They look to throw first but Coach Owens added they are also doing a good job running the football. They rotate in two senior quarterbacks. On defense, Coach Owens said their front seven are really good. He said the front four are comparable with the Seminole Ridge front that caused the Wildcats so many problems in Florida.

One of Coach Owens keys to the game is controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. He said the Wildcats need to do their assignments and take care of the football. Coach Owens said the Wildcats and Whitehouse rivalry has cooled down some from its’ red hot state of three or four years ago. The two teams had decided not to play each other this year until scheduling needs brought them back together on realignment day. It’s not lost on Coach Owens that he has not defeated a Coach Adam Cook coached Whitehouse team. Whitehouse has won five straight games in the series including an Area playoff game.

Coach Owens record against Whitehouse as Wildcats Head Coach is 5-7.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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