Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens, on KSST and Cable Channel 18’s Saturday Morning (Nov. 21) Coach’s Show, said a lot of pent up frustration was released last Friday during the Wildcats 72-44 victory at Crandall.
The Wildcats improved to 2-4 for the season. They are now the district’s #5 team and they can move into the playoff picture if one of the district’s top four playoff teams is visited by the coronavirus.
Coach Owens said the Crandall game reminded him of the wild State Championship game in 2008 when the Wildcats took the title with a 69-49 win. Coach Owens said it was a key to the win Friday when the Wildcats scored right before the half and then scored again on the first drive of the third quarter. He said all of a sudden the Wildcats had a 20 point lead.
As he has said for the past three weeks, Coach Owens said again Saturday that the Wildcats continue to get better. He said it’s the kind of improvement coaches expect after six ball games.
The Wildcats did not punt and they scored 10 touchdowns on offense. Running backs accounted for 8 touchdowns with Douglas Deloney scoring 4 and Caden Davis and J.J. Hall scoring 2 apiece.
Coach Owens said the offensive line did a nice job. He said quarterback Kaden Wallace just continues to get better and better. Coach Owens said receivers also did a nice job, with sophomore C.J. Williams having a very big game. He said the offensive coaches had fun because everything they call worked.
He said the defense got an interception by cornerback turned safety Dominique Sims and also got some big stops, including two on fourth down plays.
Coach Owens said Crandall has some talented young skill guys including a cool and calm young quarterback. Coach Owens singled out defensive lineman Nick Cantillo, inside linebacker Ryan Carrillo and cornerback Kaden Eaton.
He said a fight near the end of the game was not good. He said a Wildcats receiver and Crandall cornerback got tangled up and players from both teams joined the fray. Coach Owens said there would be some UIL suspensions served during the next game.
The 72 points scored by the Wildcats was their most since they scored 77 at Corsicana in 2013. The school record is 86. Coach Owens said he did not try to run up the score and asked what a safe lead is anyway in current offensive minded football.
The Wildcats have a bye along with the rest of the district on Friday. The Wildcats close the regular season at Forney on Dec. 4
The Jackrabbits head coach Aaron Woods resigned right before last Friday’s Forney game against Corsicana. The Forney loss to Corsicana made them 0-9 for the season. Bill Foster is serving as Forney interim coach. Coach Owens said the Jackrabbits have a big offensive line.
Again, he said both teams would be hungry for a victory.