The Wildcats’ varsity football team opens practice for this season Monday afternoon (August 13) at the Multipurpose Building. Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said the initial workout would get started at around 5 p.m. He said he was still pondering whether to have practice indoors or out.
The Wildcats will be pointing toward their first and only scrimmage at home against Liberty-Eylau on August 23 at Gerald Prim Stadium. Since the Wildcats again had spring workouts, they had to report one week later than usual plus they are allowed only the one scrimmage. It’s the third season the Wildcats have had spring workouts in exchange for the later start and loss of a scrimmage.
The Wildcats get underway Monday with a new Defensive Coordinator. Alex Guerra came to the Wildcats from Nevada Community to replace Triston Abron, who is now the head football coach at Paul Pewitt. Wildcats freshmen were allowed a week of practice last week by the UIL since the Wildcats incoming sophomores through seniors had spring workouts.
The Wildcats are coming off a 5-6 season in 2017. They made the playoffs and had their season end with a bi-district loss to Lovejoy at Gerald Prim Stadium.