Being a veteran coach has changed the way Greg Owens approaches an open week.
The Sulphur Springs Wildcats came into the open week after suffering back-to-back District 13-4A losses.
But Owens was anything but harsh to his team. He knows the players are in it for the long run. This time off can be good for them. Even if they have a bad taste in their mouths over the last two defeats.
“I used to think that an open week was a chance to get an extra week of practice. That we could go full speed for five days. It doesn’t work like that,” Owens said with a chuckle.
“The players get tired, they know they are practicing this week without and opponent,” Owens said. “They know we need work on some plays, but they also need rest.”