Nothing makes a team feel better than a bounce back win.
The Wildcats got such a win Friday at Sherman, downing the Bearcats 34-14.
“I told you week two was going to be better than week one,” Greg Owens Sulphur Springs head football coach said in postgame comments.
The Wildcats looked much better as they evened their record at 1-1.
Gone are memories of the 55-20 loss to open the season Aug. 30 against 5A Robert E. Lee.
The Wildcats defense sparked the big win over Sherman.
“The kids played an outstanding game,” commented Triston Abron, Sulphur Springs defensive coordinator. “We talk to them constantly about swarming to the ball and that’s exactly what we did against Sherman. We couldn’t be happier for the effort.”
The Wildcats allowed just 122 yards rushing and 15 passing yards by the Bearcats.
For the season, linebacker Derick Ingram is leading the Wildcats with 20 total tackles, including 12 solo hits and four tackles for losses.
Dedric Smith has 14 total tackles, also four for losses and 10 solo hits. Zach Spigner, Garret Hood and Bryton Wood also have 11 tackles total in two games. Cain Cody is close behind with nine tackles, three for losses. Tyler Williams has eight total tackles, two for losses.
In two games, the Wildcats have 21 tackles for losses with 10 players contributing at least one.
Ingram has a quarterback hurry. The team has three sacks, one each by Smith, Wood and John McLarry.
Sulphur Springs has also come with turnovers. Brennan Brock has an interception. Carson Hicks has two fumble recoveries. Ingram has two fumbles caused, Dallas Dannheim and Wood also have caused one fumble each. Smith also has a fumble recovery.
The defense will be put to a test when the high-flying 2-0 Whitehouse Wildcats come to town. The squad is averaging 50 points per game, allowing 31 points a contest this season.
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