The Wildcats are looking for a better performance in their second dress rehearsal for the football season.
Sulphur Springs recovered five turnovers, but were outscored 3-1 against Liberty-Eylau in their opening scrimmage. The mistakes made against the 3A were very visible to coaches and players. Adjustments have been made to correct things against Royse City.
The Wildcats and Bulldogs scrimmage Friday at Royse City.
Action begins at 5 p.m. for freshmen and junior varsity squads. The varsity action starts at 6:30 p.m.
The freshmen and junior varsity will have scrimmages at the same time, each using half the turf field.
The ninth grade will go for 40 plays the Sulphur Springs defense vs. the RC offense; then reverse the order for 40 plays.
The junior varsity begins with 40 plays the Sulphur Springs offense vs. RC defense, then order will be reserved for the next 40 plays.
In varsity action - the schedule include the Sulphur Springs offense vs. the RC defense for 12 plays with starters, 10 plays for No. 2 players and reserves for eight plays. Then the Sulphur Springs defense takes on the RC offense for 12 plays from starters, 10 plays for No. 2 players and reserves get eight snaps.
Kicking game for the varsity teams will include five Sulphur Springs PAT/FG vs. RC defenders. The teams will switch with Sulphur Springs on kick defense for the next five plays. Teams will then have five punts on offense against punt defenses and then switch.
The varsity portion of the scrimmage will end with a 30-minute running clock on the scoreboard in game situations. Each team will start possessions at the 30-yard line. The clock will continue running and only stop for scores, changes of possessions, penalties and special teams.
Sulphur Springs practiced for two and a half hours in the baking sun on Wednesday in preparation for the scrimmage.
“Wednesday we had a very upbeat and spirited workout,” said Greg Owens, Sulphur Springs head football coach. “We had great team sessions on both sides.”
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