The Trigg County Wildcats needed an extra day to wake up from the Dead Period as the squad that showed up to Hopkinsville on Wednesday wasn't the same team that took the field Thursday during McCracken County's Mustang Midnight Mayhem.
It seemed like the Wildcats couldn't do anything right a day ago, but all that changed under the lights of Marquette Stadium.
Cam Jordan was dropping dimes, and JaKobe Bridges caught anything that came his way during the Wildcats' matchups.
Trigg County Coach Coby Lewis said being comfortable is the biggest thing for the Wildcats right now.
"That's what we're trying to work on, that's the biggest obstacle I think that we're facing right now," he said. "I was telling them before, we've got to play as a team, it ain't about talent. Yes, you've got to have talent, but if you have a bunch of guys doing their own thing, you're not going to be successful. What you've got to do is gel together and rally. That's something I wanted them to respond to today because last night we didn't at all."
With several skill players returning, the Wildcats have the pieces to make moves this season.
Lewis said his team's bounce back from Hopkinsville was key.
"We've got three words we're living by: focus, attitude and effort," he said. "We talked about that a while back. We want them focused, we want a good attitude and the effort
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there. Last night we didn't have any of those three."
Fort Campbell was also in attendance during the smaller school portion and returns senior quarterback Matthew Middleton as he'll look to rebound the Falcons from their 1-9 record a season ago.
Hopkinsville and Christian County play tonight in a battle of larger schools.