Glenn Bobcats looking to start anew in JV conference play

Glenn Bobcats looking to start anew in JV conference play
October 08
00:00 2015



Glenn’s junior varsity hopes to reverse a two-game losing streak when it opens league play in the Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference against Southwest Guilford tonight (Oct. 8) at 7.

The Bobcats (3-2) are coming off back-to-back bye weeks, so they should be well rested. During that time off, Coach Steve Herring decided to tinker with his offense, which has played sporadically through the first five games on the schedule.

“The problems we’ve had are on the offensive side of the ball,” said Herring. “We haven’t taken any steps forward in recent weeks. So, we’re going to give some of our defensive players a chance to be on the field when we have the ball.

“That doesn’t mean that we’re making any major changes. We’ll continue to run what has worked for us. But we’ll also make some tweaks here and there to make sure that our offense has our best 11 athletes on the field.”

Herring didn’t share any details as to which defensive players would see some action on offense. Cornerback Tahliek Garnes along with linebackers Tyheim Cherry and Alpascal Reaves will most likely get some touches, which will help wide receiver Christen Wilson, who frequently draws heavy attention from opposing secondaries.

Glenn started the season well with three straight wins, but has slipped since then. The Bobcats most recent outing, an 18-0 shut-out loss to Reynolds three weeks ago, highlighted some of Glenn’s offensive woes.

Two of the Demons’ three scores were the direct result of Bobcats turnovers that were converted to scores. The defense allowed only one touchdown against RJR’s offense.

“Defensively, we played great, which has been the case all season,” said Herring. “But because we didn’t do much when we had the ball, our defense spent most of the game on the field. As for our offense, we got bullied and punched in the face and we never really responded to that.”

Although Glenn has had its peaks and valleys, Herring believes his team is ready to make amends and perform at the high level it did earlier this season. He views tonight’s road game as a springboard opportunity for the remainder of the season.

“We’re looking at tonight as the start of a new season,” he said. “It will be our first conference game, and we have the chance to turn things around and right the ship. For us to be successful, our offensive intensity must match the intensity we have on defense. If we can consistently deliver, we’ll be a tough out. (difficult team to beat)”.



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