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Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Discusses Wakeland Loss and Upcoming Home Opener

Matt Young
Matt Young

“It was kind of an up-and-down night,” Wildcats offensive coordinator Matt Young said of the season-opening 38-10 loss to Frisco Wakeland last Friday night.

“We had one three-and-out in 11 drives [Friday night]” OC Matt Young said, but added there was still plenty of room to improve.

Coach Young said the Wildcats offensive efficiency rating “was 49 percent,” but added that the group tries to keep it around 55.

According to Coach Young the team is a little off in terms of execution, and that is exactly what the coaching staff stressed to the varsity squad this week.

“The big thing that hurt us [last Friday] is turnovers,” Coach Young said, and, according to the offensive coordinator, “if you have 3 turnovers you can’t win the game.”

That they will have to work on just that if the team has any hope of defeating the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards as they come to town tonight to play the Wildcats at Gerald Prim Stadium at 7:30 P.M.

Last Friday Lovejoy beat John Paul II as the turnover prone JPII offense allowed the Leopards to build a 24-0 lead, and never looked back.

JPII tallied three interceptions in the first half between a pair of signal callers, and could not overcome early mistakes, losing to Lucas Lovejoy 52-22.

The three INT’s given up by JPII to Lovejoy last Friday is the exact number of turnovers the Wildcats gave up in the season-opening loss to the Frisco Wakeland Wolverines.

The game against Lucas Lovejoy (1-0) tonight will be the home opener for the Wildcats (0-1), as they hope to secure their first victory of the still-young season.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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