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7-on-7 teams off to quick start

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Nothing like starting out in high gear.

    The first 7-on-7 action for Sulphur Springs came at a dizzy pace Monday as they took on Gilmer.
    Games were played on every level from the seventh grade to the varsity. More than 140 athletes participated for Sulphur Springs.
    The visiting Buckeyes, a 3A power for years in football, showed off their talent and speed in the event. Gilmer has many players returning from last year’s 14-2 state runnerup team.
    Gilmer took a 35-28 win over Sulphur Springs during the first varsity game. The Buckeyes won the second tilt, 35-14. In action involving second team varsity players, the teams played to a 21-all tie.
    Sulphur Springs coaches were pleased with the first action of the year. Many of the players were coming straight from baseball.
    “I felt Larry Pryor, Parker Aguilar and Drew McCullough all performed well at QB against one of the better teams in East Texas,” said Matt Young, varsity coach.    
    The fast-paced football action offensive action was played for more than two hours with games in the indoor facility for the varsity with the younger teams participating in action on the outdoor practice fields.
    In seventh grade action - Sulphur Springs and Gilmer tied, 7-all in the first 7B team, in the second 7B team, Sulphur Springs won 21-7. Gilmer won 28-14 in the first 7A game and the teams tiled at 14-all in the second matchup.
    “We played hard against Gilmer. We have some work to do on the defensive secondary. Linebackers have progressed, but still need repetition,” said coach Colten Lovvorn. “The main thing we need to work on with our secondary is to not look at the quarterback. Offensively, all receivers got touches. But the routes got sloppy after the first series. As we get more in shape, the kids will look better and better.”
    Lovvorn said Ryan Humphries and Simeon Taylor were standouts at quarterback. He also pointed out good play from Dedric Godbolt at cornerback and Iverson Wade at receiver




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