Wildcats drop to Lions
Despite a division loss to Hamilton Oct. 4, Houlka coach Adam Gentry said he was pleased with the effort and growth the Wildcats have shown this season.
“I left very pleased with the overall attitude that we took towards playing the game,” Gentry said. “It’s a process. I feel like we are figuring out the right attitude finally and what the real meaning is behind team work.”
Gentry said he can see signs the team is starting to jell as a unit.
“Everyone is starting to come together and we are starting to look more and more like a team,” Gentry said.
The Lions went up 7-0 in the first quarter and tacked on another TD in the second before Houlka struck back on a 79-yard pass from Wyatt Esterley that hit Larry Jones for a touchdown.
The Wildcats scored in the third as Esterley again connected from the air, this time on a 30-yard scoring pass to Tyreque Reed. Their final score came in the fourth as James Buggs ran in a touchdown from 25-yards out, but the Lions had too much of a lead to overcome and took the 41-18 win.
The Wildcats are off this week and will use the extra practice time to prepare for the final division push. Houlka is 2-5 overall and 1-3 in division. With four division games left on the schedule, the challenge is on to see how much drive the team can muster within its ranks.
Gentry said he feels positive about their abilities.
“I feel we are moving in the right direction,” Gentry said. “It all starts with effort and I feel like that’s exactly what we are getting from our guys. I felt a lot of our players took a step forward in growing up on the football field this week. I’m looking forward to the end-of-the-season stretch and seeing what our guys can bring to the table to finish strong.”
The Cats will be back in action oOt. 17 as they host Thrasher on the Okolona field.
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