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Coach Owens Discusses First Win of Season and Tragedy on the Way Home on Coach’s Show

A sleep deprived Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens showed up to discuss his team’s district win at Forney Friday (October 4) as well as the tragedy on the way home on KSST and Cable Channel 18’s Saturday Morning Coach’s Show. Although school buses managed to avoid trouble, some cars following the buses home from Forney were involved in a fatal accident. Wildcat junior defensive end Kohlson Ivey’s mother and aunt were killed in a head on collision just outside of Canton on Highway 19 late Friday night. Two children were transported to Children’s Hospital. (Good progress was reported in their recovery as of Monday morning) It was 4 a.m. before Coach Owens night was done. The Coach’s Show allowed Coach Owens to discuss a victory and briefly take his mind off the tragic accident. He said he had told the team to keep working and they would reap their reward. The Wildcats got off to a slow start but finally put things together. Coach Owens said one could begin to see the potential of the Wildcats team. He said they played at a faster tempo Friday. Coach Owens said the Wildcats got another stellar effort from the defense Friday. They gave up only two yards rushing at halftime and only about 50 yards passing. Four first half turnovers gave the Wildcats great field position. He said the defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage. Aidan Walker and Chase Haney had big interceptions. Dominique Sims recovered two fumbles. Wildcats kickers excelled again Friday. Brandon Zavala kicked two field goals and Osiel Lopez had a successful onside kick recovered by Kylan Wade. On offense both Caden Davis and Da’Korian Choc Sims ran hard and effectively. Coach Owens said quarterback Kaden Wallace had his best game of the season. He also had some good runs. The Wildcats host district co-leader Ennis at The Prim Friday. Coach Owens ended the Coach’s Show with some scripture about facing life’s trials and tribulations. He left the set knowing he’s be guiding his team through the aftermath of late Friday’s tragic event this week.

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Author: Matt Janson

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