Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young weighed in on the Wildcats offense and the Frisco Wakeland defense that will collide Friday night (August 30) at the season opener at Gerald Prim Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Concerning last Thursday’s scrimmage at Liberty-Eylau, Coach Young said he liked the execution by the Wildcats offense and how well they communicated. He noted only a couple of busts where plays were not run properly and he liked the pace of the offense. Coach Young said he was pleased by the play of quarterback Kaden Wallace. He said he liked the direction the offensive line was headed. He said center Steven Jonaitis was physical. Coach Young said the line is getting good leadership from right guard Alfredo Olavide and right tackle Giovanni Pizano. He said backup guard Ryan Hammons is making strides, Coach Young said left guard Raydon McCormack has made himself part of a three player rotation. He said Chandler Leo and Somjai Pryor are part of the rotation at left tackle. Coach Young said he expects much bigger participation Friday from running backs Chock Sims and Caden Davis. They only had a few plays during the scrimmage. He said he is also hoping for development from back ups J.J. Hall and Jaden Janway. Coach Young said Kylan Wade made a good catch during the scrimmage. He said receiver Landry Meskimen was physical and he said Bryant Sanchez did a good job catching a touchdown pass. Coach Youing said he would have liked more yards and touchdowns but he said lots of players got to participate, Concerning Wakeland’s defense, Coach Young said they have a lot of numbers and their coaches just keep rolling players in. He said they are aggressive and they play fast. Coach Young said the Wolverines give you a lot of looks in the secondary while up front they are more vanilla. He said they play hard for 48 minutes and just keep plugging away. Coach Young said they kept the game close last year all the way to the end. He said keys for the offense would be execution and taking care of the ball.
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