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Wildcats intensely practicing for Whitehouse

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The game Friday between Whitehouse and Sulphur Springs is not a district game, but a lot is still on the line.


    Whitehouse is 2-0, ranked No. 5 in The Associated Press state 4A poll and cruising with an undefeated record, scoring 50 points a game.
    Sulphur Springs is 1-1 and comes into the game as an 11-point underdog.
    Bragging rights are on the line for the homecoming game which features a pair of spirited Wildcat teams.
    Sulphur Springs has increased the intensity in practice as they face the challenge of taking on the state-ranked program.
    “It is an intense week of practice. This is serious business and we want to play well against Whitehouse,” said Greg Owens, Sulphur Springs head football coach. “We want to get our kids focused on the job.”
    That job in for the Wildcats is not only to limit the Whitehouse attack, but improve their own game.
    “We really are concentrated on doing the things we need to do,” Owens said. “We have to win third downs, we have a poor third down conversion rate. We need to make plays and keep drive going on offense so we can wear down the defenses.”
    Owens said, “Defensively, we need to keep going after turnovers. We need to force turnovers and punts to get the ball back. We showed some improvement, especially on defense against Sherman.”
    Whitehouse took a 38-33 win over Sulphur Springs last year.
    This game is set for Gerald Prim Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday with a big homecoming crowd expected.
    Homecoming activities begin at 7 p.m.
    “We know it is a big game and we welcome the challenge,” Owens said. “It should be a great game for the fans.”

 

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