While a victory was not in the cards for the Apalachee High School football team last Friday night against Clarke Central, first-year Wildcats head coach Steve Sims was able to see some of the positive steps forward he has been hoping for.
The host Gladiators held only a 2-0 lead at halftime and the outcome of the game remained in doubt until late in the second half. By the time the final buzzer sounded and Clarke Central was on top 16-0, there was no denying some steps in the right direction had been taken by the Wildcats.
“Early in the game we were inside their 10-yard line and got a chop block called,” Sims said. “We would then miss a field goal (from 42 yards). Later the snap went over our punter’s head and they got a safety. We had several opportunities in the game that we just couldn’t take advantage of. We are just not good enough at this point to overcome the mistakes we made.”
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