Bye week and Mt Pleasant Tigers the topic of conversation for KSST Sports Director Don Julian and Wildcat football coordinators:
Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said the bye week was very productive for his offensive players. He said his guys had a tremendous week and brought a great attitude. Coach Young said he liked the improvement in the offensive line last week. The Wildcats play at Mt. Pleasant Friday night. Coach Young said the offense must respect the Tigers’ defense. He said the Tigers would be getting after it and would be excited about playing the Wildcats. Coach Young noted that Mt. Pleasant has won against the Wildcats the past two seasons. He said there was not anything overwhelming about the Tigers’ defense but he said they do a good job. Coach Young said Mt. Pleasant’s coaches do a good job of putting players in positions to make plays. He said the Tigers two defensive ends are long and can cover lots of ground. Coach Young said the Tigers are undersized inside but he added they know how to play at that size. He said the game is a must win for the Wildcats to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Triston Abron said the bye week was a very productive one for the Wildcats. He said it allowed players to heal up some and to work on improving technique. That included spending time on tackling. Coach Abron said he did not think the Wildcats would be facing the district’s top rusher, Mt. Pleasant’s freshman running back Tylan Hines. He said it is his understanding that the back suffered a broken arm against Texas High last Friday. Coach Abron called the back impressive with his ability to see holes and hit them. It also leaves him wondering what scheme Mt. Pleasant might come up with to compensate for the loss. Coach Abron said the Tigers might turn to some other talented backs. He speculated they might move receiver Dorian Glinton back to running back. Last year Glinton had a big game rushing against the Wildcats. Coach Abron said he was also impressed with Tigers quarterback Josh Morris. He called him a big, thick lefty who does a good job of passing and of running the Tigers’ offense. Coach Abron also said the quarterback is a load when he runs with the football and he added he would try to run over defenders. Coach Abron said the Wildcats front seven would have to be active against the Tigers.