The Wildcats have the toughest test of district football this week - with Sherman.
It was reflected with a serious, tough practice on Tuesday at the field behind the ag building.
MAIN MANN- Usually one for a quick joke or song, WR coach D.J. Mann was focused and told his group and anybody else in listening distance
"Wildcats are going to Sherman for the 'ship" meaning the championship of 13-4A. The game will determine the leader in the district and could
be a factor in the playoff seeding. But it is just the second week of district, many games are left to be played.
The Harris ratings have Sulphur Springs, the No. 16 team in the state a 5-point favorite over No. 28 Sherman on the road.
COOL CLIMES- while the 85 degree temperature got warm during the workout. It was a lot cooler than the temperatures the team endured
during the summer. Even a light breeze was felt. But no clouds were around to give relief.
SCRIMMAGE TIME - the freshmen and JV took on each other in a scrimmage at the beginning of the practice. Both teams will be action this week. The freshmen are looking to get back on the winning side after losing in Denison. The JV won last week. The JV and freshmen host Sherman Thursday at Gerald Prim Stadium, three games are set to begin at 4 p.m.
FLOWERY PROSE - Sulphur Springs assistant coach Rodney Flowers got stern with some players who were not performing well. He reminded a player "you are not the big dog you think you are!" Then later, they got it right earning a "Yeah, baby" and some helmet taps from the coach.
FOREVER YOUNG - Matt Young, defensive coordinator has his work cut out for him with Sulphur Springs facing a Sherman passing attack which averages close to 300 yards per game and even had over 500 against Highland Park. Young told his group, "Play downhill, finish it off. Run through them, finish it. Keep getting better. That's good."
NEW PLAYERS to illustrate some routes coaches D.J. Mann and Jeff Riordan temporarily put their clipboards and whistles and ran routes. Riordan made a good catch in traffic and was ribbed by a player. The coach barked back, "How many catches have you made!"
SORE HIP - Alvin Frazier played despite suffering a hip injury last week. Frazier said he wanted to play this week, but the senior wide out was unsure if he would be allowed to or fill fit. Frazier leads the team with 22 catches for the year.
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