|Published: 1:23 PM, 10/31/2012
||Last updated: 1:30 PM, 10/31/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The 7-3 Sweetwater High School Wildcats
have momentum on their side.
Three weeks ago Sweetwater Head Coach
Craig Moser's team was struggling to win a quarter, let alone a
game, but they now are in prime position to start the 2012 playoffs.
"We didn't know where we would end
up, but we thought it could be the number four seed. Now we'll get
a home game for the fans to come see. I'm proud of these guys.
We're playing tough right now," said Moser.
After rattling off two wins in as many
weeks, the Wildcats have become one of the hottest teams in the 3A
bracket. Eli Arwood has performed well the past two games, racking up
more than 300 yards rushing in the process.
The Wildcats have outscored their
opponents 42-6 and as good as the offense has been in recent weeks,
the defense has been better.
The Wildcats are now only giving up 12
points a game. An impressive stat since they held Sequoyah who was
averaging 36 points, to just a touchdown.
The relentless attack by this defense
should be noted. There are always guys around the football, whether
its eight or nine in the box before the snap, or just that many
blitzing from all angles. The Wildcat defensive schemes have made it
easier on the offense.
Tyner Academy will stroll onto Carter
Field with an 8-2 record, feeling no doubt slighted by the number
five seed appointed by the TSSAA.
The Rams are averaging 28 points a game
in 2012. However, it seems the better the opposing offense, the
better the Wildcat defense plays.
The pressure up front by Zack Neil,
Jarren Turpeinen and Arwood have allowed for more big plays in the
secondary as seen by Nick Wicker's game saving interception in last
The defense will be excited for this
challenge and the home fans should be ready for a good show. This
defense wants to show Tyner exactly what they are messing with Friday
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