MOUNDRIDGE — Unlike most football coaches who want another week or two of preseason practice, Moundridge’s Jeremiah Meeks says his team is ready to play a game right now.
“Our kids are ready to play, they are tired of beating on each other and ready to get on the field,” said Meeks, in his second year as head coach. “‘The kids have looked really good at practice and we feel good about where we are at in this point of the season.”
The Wildcats open their season Friday hosting always-strong Marion.
“Marion is a very good football team, they are very big and physical and well coached. It will be an extremely physical game,” Meeks said.
The Wildcats, coming off a trip to the Class 2-1A playoffs, have plenty of areas of strength.
“Our offensive line is going to be a strength along with our playmakers at wide receiver,” Meeks said. “We have two very explosive receivers back and will be looking to them to make plays. We do not have a lot of overall depth with our numbers.”
The Wildcats have a nice group of seniors leading the way.
“I am really proud of all of our seniors for stepping up, each one has had time during practice to really push the team and keep the tempo going for practice,” Meeks said. “Mason (Dyck) has done a really good job of grabbing a hold of the offense and getting us rolling in the right direction.”