On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, we here at KSST radio met up with Wildcats football head coach Greg Owens to discuss the upcoming game on Friday versus Greenville.
The Wildcats emerged victorious against the Corsicana Tigers Friday, 28-21. With the win, Greg Owens and his squad have won not only their first win of the season, but also the first game of zone play.
Coach Owens said last Friday’s win versus Corsicana was like a B12 shot, in that it was really good for everybody associated with the Wildcats. The head football coach and athletic director of Sulphur Springs said the win allowed the team some confidence, a pat on the back, and it allowed the team to hold their head a bit higher — something this squad has sorely needed.
Coach Owens was proud of the way his team accomplished the victory last Friday and thought his team did a good job. The Wildcats football coach said he was proud of the kiddos in the way that they fought and continue to fight.
The coach then went on to talk about the upcoming game on Friday as the Wildcats travel to Greenville to take on the Lions (1-1 zone, 3-2 overall) at 7:30 P.M.
Coach Owens said the Lions have five or six skill guys that are really good, calling them the best group the Wildcats have faced up to this point due to their speed and athleticism. Coach Owens said their upcoming opponents are talented from the QB position all the way down to wide receivers.
The Wildcats football head coach said he thinks his team is getting a lot of work done and have made improvements, the kind of improvements one would see mid-season. It also helps that Coach Owens’s squad has, relative to last week, a much simpler game plan.
Coach Owens said that since the Wildcats will be working with a simplified game plan this week, a Wildcats victory hinges on two factors; tackling and blocking.
The Wildcats head coach elaborated by suggesting that if the Wildcats can slow down the speed of the Greenville Lions, and get those talented guys and not let them get loose, Sulphur Springs stands a much better chance at victory. The Wildcats will be hard-pressed Friday since there is not just one skill position player the defense can hone in on, but five or six as Coach Owens suggests.
Offensively, the Wildcats must stay consistent, Coach Owens said. His team must continue to protect the football and take advantage of opportunities that the Greenville Lions may provide for the Wildcats. Because at any time, the Lions’ speed could really go to the house, Coach Owens said.
The Wildcats will have their hands full as this Friday Sulphur Springs (1-1 zone, 1-3 overall) travels to Greenville (1-1 zone, 3-2 overall) to take on the Lions at 7:30 P.M.
Last Friday Greenville fought hard but lost to the “Goonville” North Forney Falcons, 57-25. Both teams will be fighting for their second win in “Zone” play.
This Friday’s match-up between the two teams will be the second straight zone game as the Wildcats will be looking to extend their win streak to two games.