"Blackcats work on bouncing back from adversity" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat senior running back RJ Mitchell (22) gets behind his blockers to pick up good yardage against Columbia.

   A focus on the positives and figuring out how to be competitive is what Blackcat Head Coach Patrick Matthews is stressing this week.
   “We’re having a hard time how to handle adversity. It’s one of those things we talk about all of the time – like life,” Matthews added.
   The Blackcats (0-4, 0-1) are coming off a 50-6 loss to Columbia in a District 13-4A-1 season opener at the Roughnecks’ homecoming there last Friday.
   “We have to work them on how to focus on adversity, because it will happen at any football game,” the coach said.
   This Friday, Bay City will host another district opponent in Needville (4-1, 1-0), which toppled previously unbeaten El Campo 47-27 last Friday.
   “Needville has a solid running back, a strong-armed quarterback and receivers who can catch the ball,” Matthews said, also noting that the Bluejays also have a strong defensive front.
   “All of the teams in our district are ranked very high in 4A - we have to find a way to get competitive. We’ve got to get better at what we want to do.”

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