The Columbus Wildcats will have to overcome the loss of several starters from last year’s squad. Wildcat Head Coach Jeff Martin says they have 35 kids out and only four returning starters . Martin says they do have fewer numbers which will present a challenge but he says one advantage is you can cover and work on a lot more in a shorter time. His biggest emphasis in this preseason is playing with a high tempo. The Wildcats will open hosting Wapello on August 27th.