Last Saturday found your local “lens hound” patrolling the sidelines of the Stadium of Champions as the Trigg County Wildcats met up with the Hopkinsville Tigers. History did not repeat itself this day. The Tigers were ready and able to serve up some revenge for last year’s upset and did so with relish. Trigg lost due to a few turnovers that the Tigers capitalized on along with Hoptown’s persistent passing game and Trigg’s lack of mental toughness.
As most of my readers know well, I am not a conveyer of negative waves. No, I will look at a glass from several angles to find a reason that it is half full instead of half empty. I’m not a negative human, nor do I provide negative people much of my time, but please allow me this one brief moment straying from the “sunny side of the street.” I see two main obstacles in the path to success for the Wildcats, the will to win and mental toughness. I guess that’s only one thing as they are one in the same.
I know the early schedule is completely whacked playing 6A, 5A and 4A teams before we get to compete on a level playing field with schools our own size, but Trigg has some of the fastest players in the game along with some of the strongest players in the state.
What happened? A 49-21 loss.
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