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SSHS Spring Football Wraps Up

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Wildcats Varsity and JV Take on Gilmer in 7 on 7 Football Tuesday Night 

The Wildcats’ 7 on 7 football teams, JV and Varsity, took on Gilmer Tuesday evening (May 14) in the Multipurpose Building. Both teams got in two games with the Buckeyes. In the first Varsity game, the Wildcats and Buckeyes tied, 35-35 with Gilmer scoring a touchdown right as the horn went off signaling the end of the game. Quarterback Noe Ponce led the Wildcats to their first two scores throwing TD passes to Aidan Walker and to Chase Haney. Quarterback Kaden Wallace threw the last three touchdowns in game one finding Da’Korian Chock Sims, Brycen Lacy and Detrick Clayton. Neither team threw an interception. Game two for the Varsity against Gilmer turned out to be a nightmare. Wildcats quarterbacks threw five interceptions. Wildcats defenders intercepted Gilmer twice. Teams get three points per interception. The Buckeyes managed 3 touchdowns to none for the Wildcats in the 36-6 game. For the JV Wildcats, they topped the Gilmer JV, 20-13 in game one. Both teams threw two interceptions. Both JV quarterbacks, Matthew Sherman and Ty Stroud, had one TD pass each. In JV game two, both teams scored four touchdowns and there were no interceptions in the 28-28 tie. Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said it was great to have talented Gilmer in town. He said they provide a different look and challenge you with their speed. He said things that may work for us against us in practice may not work against Gilmer so players have to adapt. Coach Young said the second varsity game did not go as planned. He said coaches would look at the game tape to figure out why. He said there were drops by receivers and he said the quarterbacks may have been forcing some things. Coach Young said he expects growing pains with the young team. He said JV quarterbacks Sherman and Stroud looked like they had improved dramatically. Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra said 7 on 7 football helps defenders with their zone drops and man coverage. He said it helps young defenders go against fast guys. Coach Guerra said he likes the competition and added 7 on 7 helps young guys learn to get to the spots where they need to be on defense. He added he’s ready for some real 11 on 11 football at the Wildcats Spring Game that marks the end of spring football Friday at 6 p.m. at Gerald Prim Stadium

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Author: Chad Young

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