Locker Talk: Willis Football Eyeing Big Season In 2022

Locker Talk: Willis Football Eyeing Big Season In 2022 (Copyright (c) 2022 VYPE - All rights reserved)

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.”