Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said it was good to have the bye week when they did. Players got healthier and work was done. He said the team was playing so well he was almost persuaded that a bye might be been better later on.
With the bye, the Wildcats, coaches and players, have had enough of it and now want to play a game. Coach Owens said it’s almost like wanting to play that first game of the season.
Forney is another district opponent that mostly lives with a running game. In his keys to the game, Coach Owens singled out physicality, especially in offensive and defensive line battles. Coach Owens did say that Forney does throw the football better than either Terrell or Royse City. He said he was impressed with the Jackrabbits’ quarterback. Coach Owens said he showed savvy and he called him a competitive dude. He said Forney also has a running back who is deceptively fast.
On defense, Coach Owens said Forney has defensively linemen that wear skill player numbers and he said that’s a concern. He said they were the strength of the Jackrabbits’ defense adding they cause a lot of disruption. Coach Owens said the Wildcats are working to play at a slightly faster pace. He noted that Forney has a knack for causing turnovers and he wants the Wildcats to win the turnover battle.
Coach Owens called Corsicana, Ennis and Kaufman front runners in the district race because they all have a lot of speed. He said all the teams in the district are improving.