Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens talked about Lions and Wildcats at his weekly media gathering Tuesday (October 9) morning. He said Sam Harrell is back in charge at Ennis after battling multiple sclerosis for several years. Coach Owens said Coach Harrell is still trying to figure out the identity of this year’s Ennis team. He said the Lions are changing their offense every week. Coach Owens said that puts in the Wildcats’ coaches in a bind trying to figure out what Ennis will run this week.
He said the Lions have a very talented quarterback, Dyllan Santos. Coach Owens said back James Harris will be the best back we have faced this year. He said the Lions’ offensive line really comes off the ball. Coach Owens said Zion Dove is a good receiver for Ennis. He said Ennis has not scored lot of points this season and he is not sure why. Coach Owens said they appear to be shortening games with their strong running game. He said the Lions have fifteen sophomores and a freshman on its varsity roster. Coach Owens said he’s heard that the Ennis sophomore class is being called the most talented Lions class to ever come through the program.
On defense, Coach Owens said the Lions defensive front is not that big but is very quick. He is impressed by sophomore Deryous Stokes. Coach Owens believes the Lions’ secondary has not been tested yet but he says the Wildcats will try to test them Friday night. The Lions lost their first two games to arch rival Waxahachie and to talented district foe Kaufman. Coach Owens said those two teams will beat a lot of people. Ennis has won three games in a row.
He said the Wildcats have to continue to get better and he added they can improve a lot. For keys to the game, Coach Owens said the Wildcats offensive and defensive lines must play a very physical game. He added the Wildcats must tackle much better and as always they must take care of the football.