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Pigskin Preview: Wallace Wildcats

Wildcats will be competing at the 6-man level
Published: Aug. 23, 2020 at 8:49 PM CDT
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WALLACE, Neb. (KNOP) -

After not having enough players to field a varsity team last year, the Wallace Wildcats are making their return to the gridiron.

“We got a lot of guys hungry and just real excited to get back at it,” said head coach Eric Miller.

The players put in extra time in the gym this summer, as the anticipation to return to the field mounted with each passing week.

“We’re a strong group, we’ve been lifting over the summer, everyone has been in the weight room and we’re ready to get back at it,” said senior Tanner Finley.

While Wallace didn’t have enough players to field a varsity team last year, they were able to play four games at the junior varsity level with the roster they had. Being able to play some games, even at a junior varsity level, was something head coach Eric Miller believed helped the team build confidence.

“We kind of learned the game, got some kids confidence back, get them back to really enjoying football. We’re looking forward to building off that into the varsity schedule,” said Miller.

With 6-man football comes a faster tempo to the game. That’s something senior Ethan Bowlin is looking forward to when it comes to how the team will run their offense.

“I like the offense, it gets more fast and if you have speed you can run and it’s just a lot faster game and it’s better to hit people who are going faster rather than slow,” said Bowlin.

Wallace opens up their season on August 28th against Potter-Dix.

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