Wildcat's prepare for sophomore season of eight-man football

“We are looking forward to being in the playoffs!”- Coach Nathan Holcomb

Nathan Holcomb, first-year Head Coach of the Boise City Wildcats has set high expectations for his team's second year in eight-man competition.

“We are looking forward to being in the playoffs,” Holcomb said.

“And we're gonna do it too,” chimed in Senior lineman/linebacker Zach Wiggins.

Wiggins, who returned to pads on Monday is one of four Wildcats sitting out an intra-squad scrimmage on Friday.

The Wildcats have four returning seniors and 12 returning lettermen from a very surprisingly successful team from last year.

The transfer of Nico Collins from Cross-County rival Yarbrough-Keyes Titans, brings the players with experience up to 13. Junior Jonathan Moore will be under the center. Moore saw some action last year at quarterback.

Holcomb, who coached the junior high varsity last year, will have ten freshmen out for the squad. They are a group who has tasted victory, the junior high squad lost only one game last year.

Holcomb expects four of those freshman to make an immediate impact, Reed Gore, Todd Munsch, Trey Sparkman and Eli Garcia. “Really, by the end of the year, three or four more should see a lot of playing time,” Holcomb said.

Holcomb said he has expected all four of his seniors to accept a leadership role, and they haven't let him down; those four are Wiggins, Colter Wells, Logan Brakhage and speedster Albert Hernandez, who has been picked for second team all-state by some magazines.

Holcomb also expects leadership from Collins and Moore, “He [Moore] needs to take control of the huddle,” Holcomb said.

The ‘Cats open at home on Sept. 1 against Springfield , Colo.

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