Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young on Royse City Game and Open Date
Going into last Thursday (September 20) night’s game at Royse City, Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said he found several things to worry about. One was the odd Thursday game instead of the usual Friday date. Then came he weather delay. There was the Bulldogs ball control offense that gave the Wildcats only 8 or 9 possessions during the game and then Coach Young said there was the really good defense of Royse City.
Coach Young said it is good to be 3-0 for the season and 2-0 in district play. Still he said he and his staff keep looking for the perfect game from the Wildcats’ offense. Coach Young said the offensive execution was better against the Bulldogs than in earlier games. He added there were things the Wildcats could still do better. Coach Young said receiver Austin Dodd and quarterback D’Corian Young had good games against Royse City. He said the Wildcats won the turnover battle and Coach Young said the quarterback, running backs and everyone doing their assignment were factors in the lack of turnovers. He said one ball ended up on the ground but the Wildcats got it back.
Coach Young also liked offensive contributions from receivers Landry Tyson and Jase Thompson and from B-back and Bulls quarterback Jermond Bryant-Amos. The Wildcats scored two of their touchdowns on fourth down plays. Coach Young said the offensive coaching staff is using the bye week to clean up some things that might get neglected when a team is preparing for an opponent.
Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra Comments on RC Win and on the Bye Week
The Wildcats’ defense yielded about 200 yards of total offense last Thursday (September 20) in the district win over Royse City. The Bulldogs completed only one pass for a minus three yards. They rushed for about 200 yards. Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra said he was pleased with the defensive play against the pass but he acknowledged that the Bulldogs don’t pass much.
Concerning defense against the run, Coach Guerra said there were moments of good play but also some that featured missed tackles and blown assignments. He said inside linebacker Daniel Moreno had another solid game for the Wildcats. Coach Guerra said Moreno’s hard work was paying off. He said he constantly cautioned the secondary into being lulled to sleep by the Bulldogs. Coach Guerra said the Bulldogs took some shots but were not successful.
He said he was pleased with the play of the Wildcats defensive line. He said Ignacio Guerrero, Jose Rodriguez and Cameron Kaufert all had strong games. Coach Geurra said Evan Rushing also made plays. He said the Wildcats’ tackling was improved in this game. Coach Guerra said his #1 goal was to have improved tackling by the Wildcats.
He said he was happy that the Wildcats’ defense seemed to be heading in the right direction but he added they were still not where they need to be. Coach Guerra said the defense is working to clean up some things during the bye week but he said they were also doing some early work on next opponent Forney. He looks forward to getting some of his injured players back. Several situations really pleased Coach Guerra in last week’s game. One was the stop the defense made in the red zone that made the Bulldogs settle for a field goal. The other arose when defenders had a hard time picking him up before a play. He said safety Austin Dodd stepped in and made the correct call for the defense.