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Wildcats move indoors due to wet field

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    Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens was raised on a dairy in Hopkins County. He knows the value of rain, especially to the parched August landscape.


    But Tuesday’s welcome rain caused mud on the outdoor practice fields, sending the varsity and junior varsity into the multi-purpose building for football workouts.
    “It was a good little rain. The field was too muddy, so we came inside,” Owens said. When reminded how the indoor facility gets hot and muggy after a while, Owens said, “Maybe we need to practice in the humidity.”
    So the Wildcats practiced on the fake grass Wednesday morning as they set their sights on Friday’s scrimmage in Texarkana against Liberty-Eylau.
    While the scrimmage is not a real game which counts, coaches are still well-aware of the speedy Leopards.
    Coach Johnny Irvin said, “They have some talent, I hear one player has already been offered a scholarship with LSU.”
    “They will have some cats who can play,” chimed in defensive coach Kurt McCain, “Yeah, they will have some dudes.”
    Offensive coordinator Matt Young described the Sulphur Springs offense with a Clint Eastwood movie title, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
    The scrimmage Friday will be at the Liberty-Eylau’s Harris Field located at 2901 Leopard Drive in Texarkana.
    The junior varsity action will begin at 5 p.m., the varsity teams will take the field at 6:30 p.m.
    Liberty-Eylau is a 3A team picked to win District 13-3A.

 

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