The temperature was close to 100 sizzling degrees Tuesday, but that did not stop the Sulphur Springs Wildcats from putting in the work.
And more importantly, the game plan to use this week against Sherman.
“It’s so hot, but we handled it,” Owens said. “We’ve had two of our best practices this week.”
The Wildcats had a long, productive practice on Labor Day as well.
“Monday was a good teaching day,” Owens said. “Tuesday was more physical. We got some really good things accomplished.”
Owens said the team began the week watching video of the 55-20 loss to Lee. Then the players were given instruction on how to improve from that game.
“We need to be progressing, I think we are,” Owens said. “We want to put players in the right position to make plays. It goes back to fundamentals. Like running the right routes and keeping focused on the job you have to do. We’re just trying to get them more experience.”
Owens said, “Many of the kids who played Friday - that was their first varsity game. Going from Thursday to Friday is a big step when they move up to varsity football. We try to simulate it in practice... but we really can’t. Playing on Friday night is something they have to experience.”
Sherman comes into the game ranked No. 31 in the state Class 4A poll. The Bearcats are picked as an 11-point favorite over the Wildcats.
Sherman won their opener 31-14 over Little Elm.
Owens said, “We saw the video of Sherman’s last game. Neither one of the teams looked polished.”
Sulphur Springs is trying to regroup from the opening week loss to 5A Tyler Lee.
The Wildcats are ranked No. 70 in the state Class 4A poll according to the Harris Rating Service.
The Wildcats play at Sherman Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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