On KSST and Channel 18’s Saturday Morning Coach’s Show, Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said the Wildcats were struggling and were trying to get the wheels back on. He said the opponents were not helping the Wildcats out and he said the Wildcats were not helping with the way they were starting games. Friday night in a 35-21 loss to Texas High, Coach Owens noted the Wildcats fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter.
Still Coach Owens said he saw some positive things. The Wildcats scored right before halftime to cut the Tigers lead to 21-7. Coach Owens said Texas High was a good football team. He called receiver Tevailance Hunt, committed to TCU, the real deal. Hunt caught a 94-yard TD pass. The Wildcats also had a bad start to the third quarter as the Tigers’ quarterback ran for a 68-yard TD on the first play of the quarter. Coach Owens said there was a missed tackle in the backfield. The Wildcats again battled back with a nice long TD pass from quarterback D’Corian Young to receiver Simeon Taylor. Coach Owens said Ryan Humphries had a slow start at quarterback but then had a good night catching passes as a slot receiver. Coach Owens also liked the running of backs Colton Allen and Lawrence Worth. He said kicker and punter Angel Tavera had a good night.
Coach Owens credited Texas High with being able to get off blocks and make tackles. Coach Owens liked the consistency the offense showed with a 16 play drive. He thought the jumbo package did well on short yardage plays. He said the most consistent unit on the team so far has been the defensive line. Coach Owens said the bottom line was that the Wildcats offense has been hurt by turnovers and the defense by big plays.
The Wildcats have an off week this week. Coach Owens is hoping to get some injured players back. The Wildcats will return to action against Mt. Pleasant on the road on October 27. Coach Owens said the Wildcats now have their backs to the wall and they have to win their three remaining games to have any chance to make the playoffs. He said playoff spots may come down to points scored and points allowed.