The coach got what he wanted after his team, which opened its season against region powers Allatoona and East Paulding, finished on the slightly higher side of a 13-12 victory against New Manchester, a victory in a thrilling defensive struggle that put the Wildcats back on track toward a successful season.
Now the coach cautions the Wildcats must not let the victory slow their drive to reach their potential as a team.
DiLorenzo, however, would gladly take whatever risks come with the Wildcats winning, even if it is through defensive struggles.
“We’ll take a 13-12 result — as long we’re the one with 13,” he said.
Still, last Friday’s game against New Manchester showed the Wildcats have a lot of improvements to make offensively, as they left the ball on the ground four times.
Those fumbles and other errors kept the high-powered Wildcat offense from lighting up the scoreboard as many times as it had solid opportunities to turn the defensive struggle into more of a one-sided affair.
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