HALLSVILLE — The Sulphur Springs Wildcats showed what they can do defensively Friday night to win football games.
CELESTE — It wasn't quite as the polls predicted, but the road to the playoffs isn't always smooth. The Cumby Trojans took vengeance for last year as they claimed a 28-14 victory over the Celeste Blue Devils Friday.
The win made the end of district play even more sweet for the team and especially the senior players.
“The seniors this year have been key to our success,” Cumby Trojan head football coach and athletic director Ed Perez said prior to the win. “Many of them worked really hard this summer to be in this position.”
WINNSBORO — Just when the Red Raiders needed a big win, they got one.
Winnsboro bolted to a 20-6 first half lead and never looked back whipping rival Quitman, 47-6 in 13-2A action Friday night.
The win gives the Red Raiders a 6-1 mark in district. Winnsboro ties with Caddo Mills and Lone Oak the teams finishing as tri-champions.
COMO — On Senior Night at Ron Heflin Field, the Como-Pickton Eagle seniors proved just that — it was their night.The nine football players took their last walk across that green rye field with another victory under their belt. The Eagles defeated the visiting Alba-Golden Panthers 19-14 Friday.
“I thought the kids played hard. We had some problems with them up front early but felt like we made some adjustments to get us on the board,” said Como-Pickton Eagles head football coach and athletic director Paul Tullis. “Defensively, we had them pretty much dead in the water until a personal foul on us in the third (quarter) and gave up the big play. Once they had a little life and confidence, they were tough to stop.”
The stage is set for Sulphur Springs to take another step along the road in cross country.The boys and girls varsity cross country teams will both be in action today at action at the Region II Class 4A meet. The event is being held at Vandergriff Park sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington.