The Wildcats’ football team will have their only scrimmage of the season Friday night at Liberty-Eylau in Texarkana. JV and Freshmen teams will begin scrimmage at 5 p.m. The Wildcats’ varsity should get started at around 7 p.m. Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens says the Wildcats need to see somebody different and he says they are ready to do that. Coach Owens says they are ready to go out and see what we’ve got. He says he knows his team is not where they need to be. Coach Owens says the Leopards will provide a good test for the Wildcats and will point out what Wildcats’ coaches need to fix and work on. He says it is hard to simulate live play in practice. He calls L-E extremely fast and athletic and says they will expose Wildcats’ weaknesses. Coach Owens says the scrimmage will be played mostly like a real game. Plans call for a first half of two 12-minute quarters. Coach Owens says coaches may make adjustments in the second half depending how things are going. The Wildcats freshmen will wear gold jerseys, the JV will wear blue and the varsity white. The host Leopards freshmen and JV players will wear white while their varsity will wear cardinal jerseys. Coach Owens expects the Wildcats to have a great evening of work and he hopes they come out if it healthy.
The Wildcats had their last practice before the scrimmage Thursday outside. Before practice Thursday, Coach Owens said both the offense and the defense were starting to mesh. He said they still have some scheme stuff to clean up and he expects it will take a little more time before fundamentals become more ingrained.