Three former Sulphur Springs athletes who carved out their places in school history with outstanding play will be inducted into the SSHS Hall of Fame Friday.
The handwriting is on the wall and it is clear for all district opponents to see — this is a big week.
The fields will be slick and wet tonight in the area, but the action with hot and intense.
The Sulphur Springs Wildcats will be at home in a very important bounce back game.
The 45-0 loss at Longview is a distant memory.
That’s what Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens hopes as the Wildcats return home to host Texas High at 7:30 Friday at Gerald Prim Stadium.
The Wildcats enter the game at 5-1, knocked from the state Top 10. The Tigers are 2-2, 0-1 and picked to beat Sulphur Springs by six points in the Harris Ratings.
CUMBY – Hard work pays off. Or at least it has for the Cumby Trojan football team this season. The Trojans have jumped 46 slots on the Harris Ratings Poll since week 0 to their current position of 89.
“For a brief moment, it is nice to see that our hard work is paying off as far as the polls are concerned, but it can be a double-edged sword that can get you into trouble,” said Cumby Trojan head football coach Ed Perez. “We have to focus every week to play and can’t fall into a trap of getting involved in all the predictions and such—bottom line is you still have to line up and play ball.”
It is time again for Sulphur Springs former athletes to be honored with the induction of three new members in the SSHS Hall of Fame Friday.
The three new inductees – Mindy Boss Pickelmann (Class of 1997), Mike McCaffrey (Class of 1988) and Murl Furney (Class of 1942) – will be formally introduced at Gerald Prim Stadium next Friday shortly before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff between the Wildcats and Texas High. A reception to honor the new inductees is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. in the high school conference center. The reception is open to the public.