FRISCO — Nothing like an encounter with a really good soccer team to make you take notice.
It was a bad night to be an Atlanta Rabbit at Gerald Prim Stadium.
Quicker than you can say Elmer Fudd, the wascally rabbits were defeated 7-1 in the varsity soccer game by the Sulphur Springs Wildcats.
The Wildcats were a more seasoned and experienced group than the visitors from Atlanta who are only in their second year of playing organized high school soccer.
The goals for Sulphur Springs came early and often and to Atlanta much have seemed like they were going two-by-two.
The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats did something Tuesday they haven’t done this district season – notch a home victory.
The Lady Cats trailed just once – and that was the game’s opening bucket – on their way to a 45-27 victory over the Pine Tree Lady Pirates at Wildcat Gym.
Paced by a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds by sophomore Reagan Humphrey and nine points and seven rebounds by senior Kayla Phillips, the Lady Cats built a 10-point lead early in the second quarter and kept the double-digit advantage intact except for a brief flurry by Pine Tree that cut the lead to eight points early in the fourth quarter.
LONGVIEW — The hometown Pirates jumped ahead 23-9 after one quarter and never looked back, downing Sulphur Springs 61-41 in a Tuesday night District 13-4A contest.
Pine Tree had three players in double figures with Kevin Bitting scoring 15, Keith Brenner adding 12 and John Brisco scoring 10 points.