Strength through adversity. I would not write this Canadian team off. Call me a sentimentalist, but I see a big story this group will write in December.
So on Monday, back to work will go the former # 1 ranked team in the whole state of Texas, a team now sporting a very un-Canadian like record of 1-2. “I see no panic in anyone’s eyes,” said Coach Koetting on Sunday. “I still believe in this group. We are going to be OK.”
Next Friday, the Wildcats will play their third consecutive road game, as they travel to Class 2A Sanford-Fritch. Any championship team will testify to the many bumps that lie in the long and winding road that must be traversed to earn a state title, but what a fitting tribute it would be to as big a fan of Canadian Wildcat football as there was, for this group of seniors to right the ship and dedicate the remainder of a championship season to his memory.
Perhaps, but easier said than done, for this is not Hollywood that the Canadian Wildcats find themselves now moored in, but the cruelly demanding world of Texas High School football, where sentiment and self pity is as about as useful as a flat football. Right now, the wheels of a hoped for dream season have come off in a bitterly cruel fashion that two weeks ago no one could have conjured, even as a worse-case nightmarish scenario. Canadian now enters Week 4 as a team in need of a lot of healing; but more importantly, a win on the Sanford Fritch field next Friday night.