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Normal West takes on Chicago Simeon in round 1 of playoffs

Mark McCandless
The Normal West Wildcats take on Chicago Simeon at 1pm at Wildcat Stadium this coming Saturday, October 28.

Currently sitting at an impressive 7-2 season, the Wildcats are mentally and physically preparing for a tough playoff run.

The first opponent Normal West will face is the 12th seed Simeon Wolverines out of Chicago. Despite Normal West being ranked above Simeon in the 5th spot, Normal West Head Coach Nathan Fincham knows that it will still be a challenging game.

“Simeon poses some challenges just due to their size and athleticism,” shared Fincham.

The Wildcats take on the Wolverines at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 28 at home in Wildcat Stadium. With these foreseen challenges the team is thankful to have an extra day to prepare for their first playoff game. 

“With the game being on Saturday, that provides us an extra day to prepare for Simeon,” said Fincham, “For us to be successful, we need to know and execute our game plan at a high level, which is why having the extra day of practice will be good for us.”

Going into round one of playoffs, Normal West’s biggest goal is to get their players healthy and ready to go for the game on Saturday. After recently facing several tough opponents, the Wildcats are facing some injuries but are hoping to have players back on the field against Simeon.

“The team is feeling excited and confident.  We have some guys that are a little banged up and need to get healthy, but overall we have had a great season up to this point and look forward to facing more difficult opponents in the postseason,” Coach Fincham reported.

Aside from getting healthy, the Wildcats are confident in their abilities to move forward to round two of playoffs. If they advance, they will most likely face a very challenging opponent, the (4) East St. Louis Flyers.

Although that will be a tough game, the Wildcats are focused on taking postseason one game at a time and using the rest of this week to physically and mentally prepare for their Saturday game against the Chicago Simeon Wolverines.

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