Had a brief chat with Lake Highlands football coach Scott Smith – you’ll see an extended version on our weekly Wildcat Sports Report video sponsored by Picasso’s. Here are some of his thoughts:

On bouncing back from the Mesquite Horn loss:

"Morale is good. As far as effort, our guys played hard. We just did not have our focus. We didn’t execute the way we did in Week 1. It’s one step in the process. It’s a learning step, one that we can take [lessons] from."

On whether the short week is good or bad (LH plays Garland on Thursday):

"It helps a ton. If we had won, I would have said we need that extra day [to prepare]. But because we lost, man, let’s get rolling. It made us focus on moving past [the Horn game] and getting on to the next one."

Is Garland having its game cancelled last week an advantage or disadvantage?

"Ask me that after Thursday night. It’s going to affect them one way or another."

What did you think of the scary hit on Anthony Harris that knocked his helmet off?

"It was a big hit by the safety, and I hated to see him get injured. Obviously the officials thought it was helmet-to-helmet. Watching the video, it probably was a right  call. I think the kid was playing hard. I don’t think he intended to do that. I think he was going for a big hit and it ended up being helmet-to-helmet."