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Wildcat offense performs well in win

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Not to be overlooked in the 34-14 win by Sulphur Springs was the steady performance of the Wildcats offense.

    While the Sulphur Springs defense got the notice for several negative plays and holding Sherman to 14 points, the offense performed well.
    Sulphur Springs had 252 total yards, averaging 5.4 yards per play against Sherman. The Wildcats came into the game at Sherman as 11-point underdogs and blew that prediction out of the water.
    Sulphur Springs had 185 yards passing and 67 rushing. That’s without some of their most potent weapons.
    Larry Pryor completed 17 of 23 passes for 185 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
    Pryor completed passes to five different receivers. Dillon Carpenter had four grabs for 45 yards; Alex Burney caught four for 43 yards. Isaiah Lacy had three grabs for 55 yards including a 13-yard scoring catch. Cain Cody and Dustin Fields had two receptions each.
    Mitchell DeYong, in his first varsity start at running back, scored three touhdowns and rushed 11 times for 62 yards. Freshman Jaylon Hawkins had six carries for 22 yards and his first varsity touchdown.
    “I am very excited for the kids. It was a big road win and the kids played with great emotion,” said Matt Young, Sulphur Springs offensive coordinator. “DeYong stepped in and did a great job at running back, both running and blocking.  Pryor continues to improve at QB and was extremely accurate.  Our offensive line got another game under their belt.  Spencer Bramlett and John McLarry did a great job.”
    Young said, “Big picture however - we must continue to make strides.  We are not winning on third down and will go back to work this week to change. that. What is great - is we get another opportunity this week to see if we are improving.”
    The Wildcats (1-1) are hosting No. 6 ranked Whitehouse Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Whitehouse, 2-0, is installed as an 11-point favorite for the homecoming tilt.




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