Ollis looks back at 100 wins, forward to Hendersonville contestPublished 8:59am Friday, October 26, 2012
“I remember the first one, we had not won that first year here and I think we had Cherryville for homecoming and we got that first victory. I still have a picture of Jarvis Garrett and Matt Holmes dumping me with water…it’s been 11 years ago but that one sticks out.”
When asked about a possible second 100 wins at Polk his answer probably spoke volumes about how he achieved the current milestone. His attention turned quickly to the next game.
“Sounds good to me. I hope we can start that road to the second hundred Friday night at Hendersonville,” Ollis said.
Coach Ollis was very complimentary of the Bearcats but equally confident in his players.
“(Hendersonville is) probably the most talented team athletically we have seen all year, (they have) a lot of weapons on offense and they fly around on defense,” Ollis said. “We will have to play our best. But I think our players realize that if we play like we did in the second half defensively against Owen and continue to do the things we have done offensively, we can line up and have a chance to beat anybody.”
“We have to keep doing what we are doing, last week we ran 77 plays on offense. If you are doing that you are resting your defense, and you have the opportunity to play “keep-a-way” to a certain degree and that’s been really good for us. We’ve (also) mixed in a healthy dose of throwing and catching the ball over the last few games.”
The Wolverines are 8-2 and Hendersonville is 9-1. In the course of the last several years, the conference championship has come down to who wins the game.
The game is at Hendersonville’s stadium and kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.