Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said on KSST and Channel 18 TV’s Saturday Morning Coach’s Show that the Wildcats district loss to Marshall was hard to swallow. He said sometimes when you play a team that is athletic and talented, they tend to expose your weaknesses. Coach Owens said he was disappointed in the Wildcats offense because of their lack of consistency. He added little mistakes were eating the Wildcats up. Coach Owens said with limited game breaking speed at skill positions, the Wildcats have to depend on execution of fundamentals and basics. He said third down plays were key in the Marshall game. The Wildcats had a hard time converting and Marshall made big plays on third downs over and over. Coach Owens said he doesn’t want his team just to accept things when they go wrong. He wants his team to battle through the issues.
The Wildcats, now 1-1 in district play and 2-4 for the season, play undefeated and state ranked Texas High Friday at Grim Park at Tiger Stadium in Texarkana. The Tigers are 1-0 in district play and 5-0 overall. They had a bye last week. Coach Owens said Texas High tends to be more about defense under Head Coach Barry Norton, in his eighteenth year, but Coach Owens said the m.o. of this year’s Tigers’ team is offense. Their quarterback is a pocket passer who has committed to North Texas. Coach Owens said he throws passes to two of the district’s best receivers. He added they have good running backs and an offensive line that is solid. Coach Owens said Coach Norton has mostly a senior group this year and he expects big things from them.