Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young on Ennis, Corsicana
Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said the Wildcats got a big win over Ennis last Friday (October 12). He said the Wildcats played physically and with emotion. Coach Young said the Wildcats had great execution. He said the offensive line did a tremendous job up front. Coach Young said it was the most physical the line has played this year. He said coaches would be asking for more this week as Corsicana comes to town. Coach Young said center Ethan Rogers had his best game of the year. He said Hayden Daniel moved over from tackle to left guard and played really, really, well. Coach Young said receiver Austin Dodd only caught two passes but he picked up 98 yards with those two catches. He said receiver Landry Tyson continues to make consistent catches. Coach Young said Bryce McQueen had his best game. He added Chase Haney also did a good job. Coach Young said running backs Colton Allen, Caden Davis and Da’Korian Choc Sims all made physical runs and did a good job of protecting the ball. He said quarterback D’Corian Young is doing a good job of running the show. He said Ennis lined up on defense to stop the Wildcats from passing so Coach Young said the Wildcats ran for 270 yards. He said he never knows who the guy will be that will have the big game next. Coach Young said the offense is progressing but he added they can get better. Concerning Corsicana, the Wildcats opponent Friday night (October 19) at Prim Stadium, Coach Young said they are extremely athletic. He said his offensive staff has not found a weak link in the Corsicana defense yet. On tape, Coach Young has been impressed with defensive tackle Melvin Martin and with middle linebacker Tyler Farmer. He said the Tigers will vary their looks on defense but he said they are simple in the secondary. Coach Young said the Wildcats’ would have their work cut out for them on Friday.
Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra Discusses Defense at Ennis and Corsicana Offense
Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra said the Wildcats’ defense had a pretty good game overall against Ennis last Friday (October 12). He said defenders stepped up after they were challenged after their play the week before. Coach Guerra said defensive coaches spend a lot of video time with players discussing deficiencies and getting them to refocus. He also praised his three defensive coaches in the press box for adjustments made during the Ennis game. The Lions opened the game with several big runs by their running back. The coaches in the box spotted some things and relayed information to defensive line coach Chris Valdovinos. Coach Guerra said the adjustments worked to help contain the running back. He said outside linebacker Kylan Wade had a break out game with 17 tackles against Ennis. Coach Guerra said he has had lots of discussions and video sessions with Wade and he called him very coachable. Like everybody else, Coach Guerra is very impressed with Corsicana quarterback Blake Hoffman. He said Hoffman makes the Tigers go because he can run and pass. Coach Guerra said the Tigers also have two good running backs and also receivers who can catch.