Forney First Year Head Football Coach Aaron Woods
The Wildcats’ football plays Forney Friday night (October 5) at Prim Stadium and Aaron Woods is the Head Football at Forney. The Alvarado native is in the first year at Forney and is a first time head coach this season.
Coach Woods came to Forney from Waxahachie where he was Offensive Coordinator for former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, who is now coaching a prep school in Arizona. Before Waxahachie, Coach Woods was an assistant for 14 years at Cedar Hill. Among his jobs there were Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach to Joey McGuire, now a Baylor assistant coach. Coach Woods only got to Forney in May.
In his first season, he says he is trying to find ways to win games. The 1-4 Jackrabbits have lost four games by 16 points total. Coach Woods says Forney is not starting games well but they are playing very well in fourth quarters. Their one win was over city rival North Forney. Coach Woods replaced Kevin Rush who was with the football program for 30 years.
Running the Forney offense this season is junior quarterback Campbell Anderson. He is also a Forney baseball player and Coach Woods says he is working to improve Anderson’s baseball delivery to one good for the gridiron. He called Anderson hard working, a good leader and a competitor. Coach Woods says the Forney offense is all about running back Sean Stephens, who he calls one of the best running backs in the DFW area. Coach Woods says he has been tinkering with the offensive line to find the right combination for success.
On defense, Forney standouts include defensive ends Will Morgan and Elijah Stewart and middle linebacker Graham Burns, who Coach Woods says may be the leading tackler in the district. He says the Jackrabbits’ defense has kept them in games all this season. Coach Woods says they are athletic and will use multiple fronts.
Concerning Sulphur Springs, Coach Woods says Forney has to stop Wildcats’ quarterback D’Corian Young who he notes is talented and makes plays. He has also noticed running back Caden Davis. Coach Woods says the Wildcats offensive line does a good job. He says the Wildcats don’t beat themselves. Coach Woods says Coach Greg Owens program is one that Forney would like to be like someday.
He says the district race is wide open although he notes that certain district teams have a few better athletes. Coach Woods says it may come down to the last week before four playoff spots are decided and he hopes one of those spots is nailed down by Forney.