Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens talked playoff scenarios on KSST and Channel 18 TV’s Saturday Morning Coach’s Show. Mt. Pleasant seemed to play with desperation last Friday in their 19-16 win at Gerald Prim Stadium over the Wildcats. Now the Wildcats face a must win situation at Greenville this Friday.If the Wildcats win at Greenville, the fourth and final district playoff spot may be decided as Hallsville comes to Prim Stadium on November 4.
Pine Tree is also in the picture but they close with toughies Marshall and Texas High. Coach Owens called the Mt. Pleasant game a hard fought heavyweight boxing match. The Wildcats were limited to just seven offensive drives the entire night but two of their drives featured 14 plays and 17 plays. Coach Owens said the offense had trouble finishing some drives and he added the defense needed to do a better job of tackling. Flags were also painful and Coach Owens noted they negated two Wildcats touchdowns.
About Greenville, Coach Owens said they run an offense similar to Mt. Pleasant. Last year Carandell Hale was the go to Lions back. His little brother, Cadamien Hale, is their feature back this year. Coach Owens called the younger Hale elusive.