It doesn’t matter who you are playing, where you are playing them, and how fatigued or mentally tired you may be. If you don’t bring 100 percent effort and mental focus into a game, don’t expect to win.
That was message being delivered by Paradise Bobcat coaches after their near meltdown at Sonora two weeks ago. The Bobcats led 27-7 against Sonora with 10:55 to go in the 4th quarter. And, even though the Bobcats had dominated the game to that point, it wasn’t a clean game. They weren’t sharp.
Sonora took advantage of this with quick touchdown drives and some mental mistakes by the Bobcats to take a 28-27 lead with :44 seconds left. Thankfully, for Paradise, Johnny Porter came to the rescue. His 86 yard kick-off return with some nifty blocking up front rescued the game and gave Paradise a 33-28 win.
The question entering tonight’s game…..Have the Bobcats learned their lesson ?