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Veteran Frisco Wakeland Head Football Coach Expects Good Battle With the Wildcats on Friday

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When Frisco Wakeland opened in August of 2006, Marty Secord was their first football coach. He’s still there in his 15th year. The native of Longview Spring Hill has been coaching for 38 years including college stops at McMurry in Abilene and at Louisiana College, where he coached former Wildcat football player Triston Abron. As he said last year, this year’s Frisco Wakeland team that the Wildcats will face Friday night at 7:30 p.m. At Toyota Stadium is also a work in progress. Coach Secord said he had a lot of young kids playing in a scrimmage last Friday against Marshall at Gerald Prim Stadium. He said they fared pretty well. Coach Secord said playing a quality team like Marshall will help the Wolverines prepare for a very tough district schedule that includes bullies like #1 ranked Denton Ryan and powerhouses Frisco Lone Star, Frisco Independence, Frisco Reedy and The Colony. Coach Secord said he feels good about this year’s Wakeland team. He told Texas Football that the defensive line is one of the strengths of the team. Coach Secord said defensive leaders include defensive end Preston Snead and inside linebacker Alex Shirley, who missed the Marshall scrimmage due to injury. The Wolverines only return two starters on defense but their JV team was undefeated last season. The Wakeland offense returns six starters. Coach Secord said senior quarterback Peyton Lewis is the leader of the offense. He said Lewis makes the Wolverines go and is smart and leads by example. .He said returning running back junior Jared White is expected to be one of the best backs in the district this season. Coach Secord said senior wide out Dugan Sexton is a good, solid possession receiver. He said his younger players have to come through. He said it was a blessing to get a scrimmage game in and he said he’s ready to play a real game on Friday. Coach Secord scouted the Wildcats at their scrimmage last Thursday against Mount Pleasant at The Prim. He noticed that the Wildcats defense played very hard. Coach Secord said the Wildcats were going to be better this season and he added he expects a real fight Friday night. He said coaching with the COVID-19 pandemic feels different than anything he has encountered in his long coaching career.

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Author: Matt Janson

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