News media members learned more about The Avalon School of Maryland as Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens had his media gathering Wednesday morning. Coach Owens called Avalon a souped up Liberty-Eylau. He used the adjective athletic over and over. Coach Owens said they are big play guys.
The Avalon coach is Tyree Spinner. Coach Owens called him cordial and easy to work with. Coach Owens said he knew what Coach Spinner is going through getting ready to take a team to play a game far from home. Week two last year had the Wildcats playing a Florida school in Orlando. Avalon is expected to arrive in Sulphur Springs Thursday evening. After playing Friday night, the Black Knights will be heading back to Gaithersburg, Virginia on Saturday.
Coach Owens said for the Wildcats to win, they must be disciplined and win the turnover battle. He said the offense must be consistent and put points on the board. Coach Owens said the defense had to prevent big plays. Coach Owens said players’ attitudes were good in practice this week after a win last week. He said the team was pleased to see injured offensive tackle Charlie Maddux visit practice Monday and Tuesday. Maddux suffered a serious head injury last week after a fall from a vehicle in the high school parking lot. Coach Owens said Maddux continues to make good progress. He also advised Wildcats’ fans to arrive at the stadium early Fridaynight. There will be some pregame ceremonies starting at around 7 p.m.
The media gathering was moved to Prim Stadium where reporters found Coach Owens and others putting down sod outside the stadium. The media gathering took place in a most unlikely place, a women’s restroom. It proved to be a quiet spot with construction noise nearby.