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Wildcat defense working to improve

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    The Wildcat defense is preparing for  district and the explosive offense of the Mount Pleasant Tigers.
    Sulphur Springs is coming off a 77-65 win at Corsicana.

    “Garret Hood, Bryton Wood, Carson Hicks and Cain Cody did a great job handling that big offensive line,” Triston Abron, Sulphur Springs defensive coordinator said. “We have some areas to correct. In which that is the positive, we can fix the issues from the last game.”
    In the Corsicana game, the Wildcats recorded 97 total tackles in 80 plays. The Tigers averaged 8.4 yards per play.
    The Wildcats had five players with 10 tackles or more in the contest.
    Top tackler for Sulphur Springs was Dedric Smith with 14 tackles, one for a loss. Hood added 12 with one for a loss; Cody also had a dozen tackles with one for a loss.
    Linebacker Derick Ingram had 11 tackles and one pass defended. Zach Spigner added 10 tackles and picked off a pass to seal the game. Barry Stribling added nine tackles in the game. Hicks had seven with one quarterback hurry and a caused fumble. Wood also turned in seven tackles, one for a loss. Dekeistan Mosley added four total tackles. Brennan Brock, Dallas Dannheim and Larry Pryor recorded three tackles each. Pryor also had a pass defended. Melroy Givens and John McLarry had one tackle each.
    For the season, Smith is the leading tackler with 45 despite not starting every game. Smith has six tackles for losses.
    Ingram is second on the team overall with 40 tackles. He also has six tackles for losses and averages eight tackles a game. Smith and Ingram are linebackers.
    Hood is third on the team in tackles from defensive line position. He has 33 tackles, four for losses.
    Cody had four tackles for loss, 30 total in five games.
    Spigner had 29 tackles overall, one for a loss. Wood has 26, five for losses. Stribling has accounted for 23, one for a loss.
    On the season, Sulphur Springs has made 359 total tackles in five games with 37 tackles for losses and five sacks. Hicks and Wood had two sacks each for top honors.
    Chase Friddle, McLarry have one sack each.
    Ingram, Spigner, Brock and Stribling have one interception each. The team also has eight fumble recoveries in five games.




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