MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Prescott gets a jump start on kickoff off its 2019 football season when the Curley Wolves square off against Rison on Tuesday at Wilkins Stadium.
The 7:30 p.m. matchup between Prescott and the Wildcats is the second game at Southern Arkansas University's stadium and fourth of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic, presented by Hootens.com.
"I want to see us win, for one, and just see this group execute what we've been working on," Wolf head coach Tommy Poole said. "We need to play a clean game, not have very many missed tackles and no turnovers.
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"Of course, those are what a coach wants to see whether it's Week 1 or Week 15. We just want to play four complete quarters."
Magnolia and Warren meet at 5:30 p.m. at Wilkins Stadium, and two games were played Monday at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Jonesboro Westside faced Greene County Tech, and Valley View squared off against Osceola at ASU.
Rison was 14-1 last season, and the Curley Wolves completed a 12-2 campaign in 2018.
"The key will be making tackles; Rison has some big strong running backs, who are fast," Poole said. "We're going to have to tackle well, and we can't just let them eat up a bunch of the clock and keep possession."
The Wildcats base out of an option running offense, similar to the Wing-T or Slot-T.
"They're just old-school football; you don't see a whole lot of that anymore," Poole said. "We've got to adjust to it early and stay with our assignments."
Prescott's second game will be Friday, Sept. 6 at Mena.