Wildcats ready to take on Wampus Cats

Debreshia Pierce

 The El Dorado Wildcats will be facing off with Conway Wampus Cats on Friday at Memorial Stadium.   

    Scott Reed has been the head football coach at El Dorado High School for 12 seasons, winning four Class 6A State Championships. Now, the Cats have a new head football coach, Steven Jones. 

    Jones said he isn’t nervous about the season at all. He said, “Our team is ready to rock and roll. It’s football season we are excited!”

     The biggest goal for the Wildcats is to win the game this Friday night. “We are having a great week of practice and the team is focused,” he said.

     Defensive end and nose guard for the Wildcats, Jacoby Hankton said, “This Friday night, I expect for us to dominate on the new defense and win the game.” He believes that the team can keep focused on the goal for the season.

    Outside of his position on the field, Hankton acts as an example to other players and strives for the best. He’s hoping to get selected by a college this year.

    Jones thinks that he can improve the offense by running the ball with Alex Hicks and getting the ball out in space to Devunte Kidd and Steven Tollette. He hopes to improve the defense by “flying around and TAKING THE BALL!”

    Hicks said he plans on helping the team reach their goals. 

    “I plan on doing my job correctly and to the best of my abilities to lead my team to victory,” he said. 

    He recently switched over from quarterback to running back, but, he said, it was no major adjustment. He said, “It didn’t affect me. I’ve played this position before so it was an easier transition than most thought it would be.”

   Hicks said he wants to do everything he can to help improve offense. He said, “I’ve got to work on everything. Never will I ever get comfortable with being good enough.”

   Overall, the Cats are ready for Friday night’s game and they hope to bring home a win.

   “We are a unit,” Hankton said. After their practicing hard and focus this week, as a unit, the Wildcats are ready to take on the Conway Wampus Cats.