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VYPEU Ambassador Molly McCollum sat down with a few players from Willis High School for some rapid fire questions ahead of their matchup vs Grand Oaks tonight.
WILLIS HAS PLAYED FOOTBALL SINCE 1928. SINCE THEIR INCEPTION, THE WILDKATS HAVE MADE THE PLAYOFFS 20 TIMES. IN 1967 THE TEAM AT AR TURNER – THE WILLIS ALL-BLACK HIGH SCHOOL PRIOR TO INTEGRATION – WENT ON TO WIN THE CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. IN THE PAST 10 YEARS, WILLIS HAS MADE THE POSTSEASON FOUR TIMES WITH ALL OF THOSE BERTHS COMING FROM FOURTH-PLACE FINISHES IN DISTRICT PLAY.
Trent Miller enters the equation at head coach in 2022 as he and his staff try to build off the 6-6 record and playoff appearance in 2021.
Last year, the Wildkats not only made the playoffs but defeated Dekaney 22-14 in the opening round to secure its first postseason victory since 2010.
Miller believes they have a roster that could make a deep playoff run in 2022, reaching potentially “the third, fourth or fifth round playoff team this year”.
“When I got here in April, we were installing our systems both offensively and defensively with a bunch of puppies,” Miller said. “A bunch of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. We knew the talent level was there, we knew what they were capable of doing.”