Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said it was disappointing how the Wildcats’ offense started in the Texas High game with two quick turnovers. He said a pass was tipped and a fumble occurred when the ball was knocked away. Coach Young said then the offense calmed down and only had a single turnover after that. He said they also racked up 26 first downs and almost 400 yards of offense. Coach Young said the Wildcats only punted twice. He said the Wildcats battled but could not get closer than two scores behind because of the early big deficit. Coach Young said he was proud of the Wildcats for the way they stayed with it and did not quit. He said he’s looking forward to a game where everything doesn’t go against the Wildcats. Coach Young said the Wildcats just need to keep coming to work and to take one play at a time. He said there were lots of positives Friday. Coach Young said the Wildcats offense was the most consistent it’s been. He said receiver blocking was some of the best he’s seen this year. He said the offense can build on these positives. He praised the offensive line play of Jesus Olivo, who was injured in the second half, and center Ian Blanch. Coach Young liked the running of Colton Allen and Lawrence Worth. He said D’Corian Young stepped in at quarterback and did a good job. Coach Young said Brady Crouse played a physical game filling in for Landry Tyson, who got injured. He said the offense needs to go out and continue to get better during this bye week.
Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Triston Abron didn’t care much for the start of the Texas High game. The Tigers jumped out ahead 14-0 after short drives after two Wildcats’ turnovers and then when the Wildcats penned Texas High inside the ten yard line, the Tigers hit the Wildcats with a big play for a score. Coach Abron gave the Tigers’ coaches credit for coming up with some scheme stuff during an off week that the Wildcats had not seen them do before. He said the Tigers’ Division I receiver Tevailance Hunt was talented and was very hard to contain. Coach Abron again praised the play of defensive lineman D’Idrec Dugan. Coach Abron said he moved Dugan to the nose tackle position so Texas High would quit running away from him. Coach Abron also liked the secondary play of Day-Day Dugan. Coach Abron said it was Dugan’s best game of the season at cornerback. He said the defensive staff has been working to come up with ways to prevent the big plays. Coach Abron said the defensive coaches would be working hard to fix the Wildcats defense during this off week. He said they would worry about Mt. Pleasant next week.