Wildcats Football Team Completes First Week of Practice Saturday With Intrasquad Scrimmage and Picture Day
Saturday (August 17) the Wildcats Football Team wrapped up their first week of practice with an intrasquad scrimmage on their practice field and then Picture Day at Prim Stadium. Despite the fact that the Wildcats have had on shoulder pads for four days, Saturday was the first day that coaches allowed contact and tackling. Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said the scrimmage was sloppy. Still it featured some good moments for both offensive and defensive players. Many of the players are participating on both sides of the ball. Offensive and defensive varsity players went against each other as did JV players. A select few JV players also got some reps with the varsity players. For the varsity, the Wildcats defense forced quite a few punts and linebacker Kylan Wade picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. The Wildcats varsity offense also had some good moments. Quarterback Kaden Wallace threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to receiver Landry Meskimen and a second one to JV receiver J.J. Hall. There did not appear to be any injuries during the scrimmage. Next week, the Wildcats practice time will move up to 4 p.m. and school starts Tuesday. The Wildcats will be pointing toward their only formal scrimmage coming up Thursday evening at Liberty-Eylau. The Wildcats open the regular season on August 30 against Frisco Wakeland at 7:30 p.m. at Gerald Prim Stadium.