Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens, on KSST and Cable Channel 18’s Saturday Morning Coach’s Show, said the Wildcats played one of their most complete games of the season in the 31-14 win at Mount Pleasant Friday night. He said the Wildcats were very consistent.
Coach Owens said several fourth down stops by the defense were really big. The Wildcats also got a pass interception from Terrell Turman and two fumble recoveries. Coach Owens said the Wildcats did a better job of tackling. He liked the play of the defensive line.
He said Vuk Susic played a good ballgame for three quarters before he was injured. Coach Owens said Susic was doing fine. He suffered a stinger that left his arms numb. As a precaution, Susic was taken from the field to a hospital. Everything checked out okay and Susic was released before the Wildcats bus even got home.
Coach Owens said the offense took care of the football. He said the offensive line did a good job. Coach Owens really liked a couple of offensive plays. Quarterback Ryan Humphries scrambled and found back Colton Allen for a big gain and quarterback D’Corian Young found Austin Dodd coming out of the backfield wide open for a score. Coach Owens said receiver Simeon Taylor got behind the Tigers’ defense on two long touchdown passes.
He said the kicking game was good. Jermond Bryant-Amos had two good punts and Angel Tavera booted a 40-yard field goal and was excellent on kickoffs. Coach Owens said Andy Eddins did an excellent job covering kicks He said the win helped keep the Wildcats playoff hopes alive.
The Wildcats have a key match up with Greenville Friday at Prim Stadium. The Lions are 2-2 in district play and 5-3 overall. Coach Owens said Lions Coach Darren Duke has done a very good job. He said Lions quarterback Caleb Jarvis has also done a great job. Coach Owens said the Lions also have a defensive lineman who is a handful. He said Friday night’s game would be a tough one.