The Wildcats’ seven on seven teams will open the season Saturday against several teams at Gilmer. Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said the Wildcats would take six teams to Gilmer, two high school teams and four middle school teams. About 80 to 85 players are expected to go.
Ryan Humphries and Brady Crouse will miss the seven on seven competition because of baseball bi-district action. With prom Saturday evening, Coach Young said there were a few less players going than usual. The varsity team will only play pool play games Saturday. They are scheduled to face Gilmer, Lindale and Spring Hill. Coach Young said players would get the chance for a lot of throwing and catching. He said his goal for one receiver is 40 catches Saturday. Coach Young said quarterbacks would have the opportunity to get more comfortable with the Wildcats’ passing attack.
With seven on seven season starting earlier than usual this year, Coach Young said all of the seven on seven offense is not in yet. He said he would be looking to see which players were making plays and which were not. Coach Young said some players soar during seven on seven and surprise him every year.