Wildcats play tough despite inexperience

David Johnson Sports Writer

August 17, 2013

The Hobbton Wildcats got off to a slow start in Friday night’s annual pigskin jamboree at Clinton High. Although no one officially keeps score, the Wildcats did manage to find the end zone a couple of times.

Wildcat coach Jeff Byrd said, “Offensively, a couple of series, we came out and moved the ball a little bit then we would have a turnover or go brain dead or something.We have to go a long ways in knowing who to block and get the running backs running hard.

“Defensively, We just have to find people who want to hit you. It’s a contact sport and we just have to find 12 or 15 who want to step up and hit. We did OK occasionally in the middle and then they would get outside on us. That’s been a problem the last couple of years though. We just have to go back and practice hard.”

Byrd continued, “I looked out there a couple of times tonight and there were six 9th and 10th graders playing. We are going to have problems with experience.”

The Wildcats start the regular season next Friday night hosting cross county rival Midway in a non-conference game. Game time is 7:30 p.m.