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Wildcats Football Coach Discusses Loss

Frustrated Football Coach Visits Saturday Morning Coach’s Show

It was a frustrated Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens that appeared on the KSST and Cable Channel 18 Saturday Morning Coach’s Show after a 34-27 loss to Lovejoy Friday night (September 6) in Lucas at Leopard Stadium. Coach Owens said the frustration arose from opportunities that the Wildcats did not take advantage of, especially early in the game. He said Lovejoy was a good team with a good quarterback, a talented wide receiver and huge, physical offensive and defensive lines. Coach Owens did say the Wildcats showed a lot of improvement. He said the Wildcats are still trying to figure out who they are. Coach Owens said some things that coaches focused on and worked to fix did get a lot better. He said there were still a lot of things to clean up. Coach Owens did brag on several players. He mentioned senior utility man Noe Ponce. He said senior Chase Haney had a phenomenal game including in pass coverage. Haney also had a nice long punt return. Coach Owens noted that junior receiver Bryson Lacy had a big catch and did a good job blocking. He said senior Zach Tiemeyer had another solid game. He said running backs Caden Davis and D’Korian “Choc” Sims ran extremely hard. Coach Owens noted that senior kicker Brandon Zavala made two field goals. He noted that senior Aidan Walker not only fell on the game opening onside kick but he also recovered a Wildcats’ fumble that saved the team lots of field position. Coach Owens said junior inside linebacker Ryan Carrillo had a big night. He liked junior Wiley Bennett’s snapping on punts and the way he went down field to cover them. He said Kylan Wade was active, he noted that sophomore Korderrian ”Bull” Turner did a great job. Coach Owens liked the cornerback play of sophomore Dominique Sims and junior Detrick Clayton. However he said people still judge you based on whether you win or lose. Coach Owens told the team this Friday’s district game against Terrell really counts now. Terrell is coached by Marvin Sedberry Junior. His father served as Greenville’s head coach on three different occasions. Coach Owens said the Tigers run a variation of the Wing T. He said they have some size and will be physical. Terrell also comes into the game at 0-2 with a home loss to Hallsville and a road loss at Paris

Sulphur Springs Wildcats
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Author: Chad Young

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