Far from the Friday night spotlight, hard work is being done on dusty practice fields.
The Wildcats are toiling away in the 90 degree heat at practice with two goals in mind - fix mistakes, get ready for district.
The offense and defense of the Wildcats have been working on “issues” according to coaches and will continue to do so through today’s practice.
Even with Sulphur Springs at 3-2 through five non-district games, the players and coaches know they have lots of room for improvement.
Three wins have come over Sherman, 34-14; Paris 43-9 and Corsicana, 77-65.
Sulphur Springs has lost games 55-20 to Tyler Lee and 61-22.
The Wildcats are a perfect 3-0 on the road, 0-2 at home.
Sulphur Springs has surrendered 204 points while scoring 196.
In Tuesday’s spirited workout the Wildcats were slow to get in gear and caught the ire of several coaches. The squad did not practice outside Monday.
Coach Kurt McCain reminded the players that this is an “open” week on the schedule, not an “off” week and showed them the difference in drills.
Offensive coordinator Matt Young reminded his group to show a little more life as they were executing plays appearing sluggish.
Defensive coordinator Triston Abron said the team was working on “issues” from recent games Tuesday and at Wednesday’s workout. Thursday the attention will be turned toward the district opener against Mount Pleasant.
Sulphur Springs is not only the undefeated 2012 district champion, but the team picked by many publications to win the title again.
The game with Mount Pleasant on Oct. 11 will be a measuring stick. The Tigers are 3-2 for the year. They are coming off losses to Kilgore and Atlanta after a 3-0 start.
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