The Wildcats Football Team plays their second and last non-district game of the season Friday night (September 6) against a team they have almost no history with. The Wildcats are taking on the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards. On this Friday game day, the Wildcats will be playing their first ever game at Lucas Lovejoy’s Leopard Stadium. The two teams scheduled a game last season at Gerald Prim Stadium but that game was canceled due to very stormy weather. In the only game played between the two, Lovejoy won a bi-district game at The Prim in 2017. Both teams come into tonight’s game with 0-1 records. Both teams played disappointing game last week. Lovejoy lost 13-10 to Colleyville Heritage at Allen in the Tom Landry Classic last Saturday. Lovejoy Coach Todd Ford said he did not think his team played smart adding they did not protect the ball, did not tackle well and basically did not play a clean game. The Leopards were preseason ranked #21 in Class 5A Division II by Texas Football Magazine. Meanwhile the Wildcats opened at home last Friday with a 53-17 loss to Frisco Wakeland. The game was tied 17-17 at the half but it was all Wakeland in the second half. Coach Ford is in his fourth year as Leopards head coach. Coach Greg Owens is in his fourteenth year as Wildcats head coach. Lovejoy features a running quarterback who can also pass. The Leopard’s have large offensive and defensive lines. Both teams have lots of young players and right now coaches consider them works in progress. Both head coaches are hoping for lots of signs of improvement tonight. Both teams start district play next week. KSST Radio will have the broadcast of the Wildcats and Leopards live from Lucas with kickoff at around 7:30 p.m. The game will also be videotaped for replay later on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.
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