It’s time to regroup, refocused and improve heading into the second week of the football season.
After losing 55-20 at home against Robert E. Lee, the Wildcats have work to do, a game plan to install.
The Wildcats had a four-hour practice on Labor Day while the rest of the Sulphur Springs classmates and teachers were observing the holiday.
Sulphur Springs was challenged by the potent offense of Lee which netted more than 600 yards.
But some standouts came to the top of the statistics on the defensive side of the ball.
Derick Ingram played well at linebacker. The senior opener the year nine tackles, a caused fumble and a tackle for a loss. Ingram had six solo tackles to lead the defense.
Garret Hood had four solo tackles and two assists for six total with two for losses.
Jaylon Hawkins, in his first varsity game, had five tackles, including three solo tackles, two assists and one tackle for a loss.
Dedric Smith had four total tackles, two solo and two assists, and one tackle for loss; Zach Spigner, four tackles, two solo, two assists, one tackle for loss; Cain Cody had three total tackles, one for loss.
Dallas Dannheim recorded four solo tackles.
Getting two solo tackles each were Javaron Ross and Tyler Williams. Parker Aguilar, Carson Hicks, Tim Monk, Ross Cody and Melroy Givens had one tackle each.
In the kicking game, Ryan Watson handled both punting and kicking duties in his first varsity game. Watson made two of three extra point attempts. He had seven punts for an average of 34.29.
Sulphur Springs had 185 yards in returns against Robert E. Lee The average return was 20.56 yards. Willy Ivery, Brennan Brock and Tim Monk all averaged more than 20 yards per return. Isaiah Lacy and C.J. Stephens averaged close to 15 yards per return.
The Wildcats (0-1) face their first road trip of the year as they play in Sherman at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Bearcats (1-0) have been installed as an 11-point favorite. They won their opener 31-14 over Little Elm. Sherman won a barn-burner 49-44 last season over the Wildcats.
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