Young on Greenville Game Plus Kaufman Defensive Preview
The Greenville game last Friday night (October 26) was a strange one for the Wildcats’ offense. They had lots of players with some good stats however the team seemed to struggle. Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said the Wildcats ended up with a decent 350 yards of total offense, they averaged seven yards per play and their efficiency rating was 50%. Coach Young said just a few plays led to drives souring. He said stuff happens in Greenville and he called it tough place to win. Coach Young noted that Kaufman also struggled in Greenville before rallying late to win. He said the Wildcats’ offensive players regrouped at halftime and discussed plays that did not go well in the first half. Coach Young said players kept making plays and with the defense’s help, the Wildcats did enough to win. The Wildcats will host the Kaufman Lions Friday (November 2) at Gerald Prim Stadium on Senior Night. As usual with a district team this season, Coach Young said Kaufman’s defense is physical. He said the defensive linemen are active and he added the middle linebacker is also a good one. Coach Young said members of the secondary are very fast and they close on plays very quickly.
Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra Discusses the Greenville Game and Takes a Look at the Kaufman Offense
Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra said once again the Wildcats’ defense got off to a slow start against Greenville last Friday night (October 26). He said a couple of missed assignments and missed tackles resulted in Greenville touchdowns and a 14-7 deficit at the half. Coach Guerra said after the second score, defensive coaches settled the players down and then made adjustments at halftime. He said things worked out for the Wildcats defense in the second half. Coach Guerra said inside linebacker Bryce McQueen had a breakout game for the Wildcats leading the team with a total of ten tackles plus assists. McQueen also slipped a block and made a big tackle on a fourth and two play late in the game. Cornerbacks Connor Burgin and Andy Eddins also made big plays on the last two Greenville passes into the end zone. Coach Guerra said Eddins has had an up and down year so he was proud of Eddins for his defensive work breaking up the pass on the game’s final play. Coach Guerra said he grades the players hard but he said he is proud of them. He said they are getting better every week. Concerning the Kaufman offense, Coach Guerra said Kaufman would have one of the better offenses the Wildcats have faced this season. He said the Kaufman offensive line is a good one. Coach Guerra said the Lions’ have two good running backs. One was dinged up a little last week and he said another came in and did a fine job. Coach Guerra said the Kaufman quarterback is also a good one. He said Kaufman has an offense full of play makers and he said the Wildcats’ defense will need to know where those play makers are on every down.