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Coach Owens Discusses Terrell and Wildcats as District Play Starts Friday

Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens discussed Tigers and Wildcats as Sulphur Springs opens district play Friday night (September 13) at Terrell. Both teams are 0-2. Coach Owens continued to say he’s frustrated due to the team not taking advantage of opportunities and killing themselves with mistakes. He said good teams like Frisco Wakeland and Lovejoy make you pay when you make mistakes. Coach Owens said he is stressing urgency to his players. He told them they are only guaranteed eight more games. Coach Owens said Terrell might be reeling more than the Wildcats due to a coaching change after last season. Terrell runs a Wing-T type offense. He said there is a trend with teams going back to the old Wing-T. Some, like Frisco, Paris and Pleasant Grove run a similar Slot-T. Coach Owens said Terrell is getting better every week with the offense. He said he believes the Terrell players like Coach Marvin Sedberry Junior and he will play hard for him. Coach Owens shared his keys to the game for his defense and offense. He said the defense needs to tackle better, he aggressive and properly read their keys. Coach Owens said the offense has to take care of the football and put points on the board. He said with Terrell’s speed that if the Wildcats don’t tackle well, it would cost them. A Terrell back who hurt the Wildcats is coming back. Dee Dee George left Terrell after their coaching change but has returned. He might be eligible to play Friday night. Terrell only has about 30 players on their roster while the Wildcats have 42. Coach Owens suggested that the Wildcats might try an uptempo approach but he added the offense has to be comfortable with it. Coach Owens called Terrell big and fast on defense. They employ a four man front. He said the linebackers and defensive backs trigger hard to plays. Coach Owens said Terrell has great athleticism in their secondary. Coach Owens said there is no way the Wildcats would overlook Terrell on Friday night.

Author: Matt Janson

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