On the first serious day of spring football Monday, April 22, the trained eyes of veteran football coach Greg Owens saw rusty, sloppy and chaotic play but also some bright spots.
Coach Owens said some players came in wide-eyed, others wanted to hit somebody, some were scared. He said he also saw great excitement and energy.
Coach Owens said he was encouraged. He said freshmen players have developed over the past year and are growing. Coach Owens especially noticed lineman D’Andre Peeples, freshman Kadarian “Bull” Turner and running backs Da’Korian Chock Sims and Caden Davis. Kylan Wade looked good catching a pass from quarterback Kaden Wallace. Coach Owens said the Wildcats might use Wade, a valuable linebacker and former receiver, more on offense this season. Coach Owens said he expects better practice performance from Wallace and Noe Ponce once the quarterbacks calm down a little and see the game slow down a little for them.