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Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens Discusses New Zone Competition Concept in District

With Covid-19 issues in football District 8-5A, the district’s coaches have adopted a plan to sort things out and determine the district’s four playoff teams. The plan, according to Wildcats Football Greg Owens, was developed by Greenville Coach Darren Duke. It calls for the eight district teams to be split into two zones. Zone A includes Crandall, Ennis, Forney and Royse City and Zone B is comprised of Corsicana, Greenville, North Forney and Sulphur Springs. Two district games have already been played and two more will be played Friday, but all district teams will start 0-0 as playoff determining zone play begins next week. Zone play will take place over three straight weeks beginning Friday, October 30. The Wildcats will now face North Forney at Gerald Prim Stadium on October 30. Corsicana will then come to The Prim on November 6. The Wildcats then travel to Greenville’s Cotton Ford Stadium on November 13. The following Friday night, on November 20, will feature playoff seeding games. The #1 zone finishers will meet to determine the district’s #1 and #2 playoff seed. The #2 zone teams will play to figure out the district’s #3 and #4 playoff seeds. The #3 zone finishers and #4 zone teams will also play each other. Coach Owens indicates he will also schedule an additional game after the bye week on December 4. Wildcats sub-varsity teams will play the same schools the Wildcats varsity faces during zone play and the seeding game. Coach Owens feels his Zone B may be a little more competitive than Zone A but he says he still likes his chances in Zone B. Coach Owens is also excited about the prospect of getting his varsity players back. Their quarantine ends Friday and they will be back at practice Friday and Saturday. He hopes next week is a normal week of preparation for the North Forney game.


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Author: Matt Janson

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