TownSquareBuzz.com previews this week’s MISD varsity high school football matchups.
McKinney Boyd will head into a crucial week-four matchup with Rockwall (1-2) without a key member of its offensive line, as Bronco coach Don Drake said sophomore Cade Wilson will not be in action. Wilson suffered a knee injury during Boyd’s 51-9 victory over Garland last week and didn’t return to action.
Drake said he’s “pretty positive” it will be a “long-term situation.”
Drake said the team is working through the injury and are looking at a few kids during the week to start, but noted “I wouldn’t be surprised” if several kids play in Wilson’s spot during Friday’s game.
Boyd avoided falling into an 0-3 hole to start the season, and now sitting at 1-2, Drake said his larger focus is continuing to improve and “strive for perfection.”
“It’s more than just winning for us,” Drake said.
He noted if the players focus on being the best they can be each play, the “winning will take care of itself.”
The Broncos will travel to Rockwall to take on the Yellow Jackets at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
With the re-emergence of senior running back Tommy Candela and junior receiver Dalon Willis during last week’s 20-10 victory over Irving Nimitz, the Lions head into their homecoming matchup with North Garland on Friday with a new set off offensive weapons.
“It’s a great problem to have,” MHS coach Jeff Smith said.
Smith said the offense has several playmakers on it – senior receiver TV Williams, Willis, Candela and junior running back Antonio Oliver – and the coaches have been working on moving guys around, attempting to put them in different areas to get the ball in space.
And they may need it this week as Smith said this North Garland squad is a “dangerous team,” and gave them trouble for a half of football last year.
Smith said practice this week has emphasized better execution of plays and assignments on defense.
The Lions host North Garland for their annual homecoming game Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Ron Poe Field.
McKinney North has a bye for week four, and will return to the field Sep. 26 when they host Sherman.