The Cubs are winless thus far this season. However, that does not mean they are not playing hard and showing improvement each week. With a strong line, a talented quarterback, and arguably one of the best linebackers in the state, the Cubs know the wins will come.
Against Tulia, once again penalties hurt, as did turnovers. The Cubs and their coaching staff are hoping to eliminate both of these as a strong Idalou team comes to town on Friday.
The Idalou Wildcats are 2-0 to start the season. The Cats held Denver City scoreless on Friday.
Cubs Head Coach Aarrhon Flores stated, “We know they are good coming in. The positive we are focusing on as we look at Idalou is that they are only scoring 28 points a game. We know we can hold them. They are very strong and very physical.”
Flores states Idalou is very much a “meat and potatoes” type of team. “They have run the same offense for 20 years. They know the offense and they execute it.”
Flores feels the Cubs’ heart and execution on defense will turn the game for the Cubs. “We have to focus and execute on every play. Our defense is strong. We have great coverage guys. We get good penetration. We can play with these guys defensively, without question.”
Idalou runs a 4-2-5 defense. Flores stated the Cats are again, very vanilla on defense. “They run what they have always run. They are extremely aggressive on defense and we hoping that aggressiveness is something we can use against them.”
Flores stated, “I have told the guys, we have to give ourselves a chance. We can’t keep playing from behind. We know we can move the ball. We know we have the players to win. We just have to start believing in ourselves and trusting each other. We will have to have a complete game this Friday night.”
The Cubs/Wildcats contest will begin at 7 p.m. at Cub Stadium.