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Multiple Teams · Coach’s Corner With Kirk Kennedy

As the Wildcat football team moves into the second round of sectionals, they set their eyes on a familiar opponent in St. Leon: East Central. As the week progresses, we got together with Coach Kennedy and asked him about how the game would be different if it was at home. “It’s always an advantage to play at home. But it also pays to be familiar with your opponent. If we ever want to be considered a powerhouse football team, the road runs right through St. Leon.” We asked him if he would change his preparation this week from the last time he faced East Central. He replied, “The key to a successful season is consistency. If we make big changes to our game plan, that would mean we weren’t doing it right in the first place.” He mentioned the biggest adjustment to be mental. “We need to be more confident and more sure of a win this week. If we take care of the mental side, we will bring home the victory.” When asked if the teams confidence level changed because it was EC and not Shelbyville, he replied, “Being familiar with the opponent is always an advantage. But East Central holds the same advantage against us. We need to be playing our best football this week and execute like we know how.” The Wildcat football team will face East Central for the second time this season this week at 7 p.m. as they look to continue their playoff run.


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