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Wildcats near top in district stats

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District standings for 14-4A squads reveal that five of the six teams have winning records in non-district football competition.
    Pine Tree and Texas High are tied atop the standings with 3-1 records in four games played.

    Pine Tree plays at Nacogdoches today at 7:30 p.m. while Natchitoches Central will play at Texas High in Texarkana, also today at 7:30 p.m. The other teams have open dates this week.
    Sulphur Springs, Hallsville and Mount Pleasant all ended non-district play with 3-2 records.
    Marshall is in the basement with a 1-4 mark, their lone victory was a 35-28 decision over winless Jacksonville.
    The Mavs have allowed 217 points in five games for the most of any team. The top scoring team in the district is Sulphur Springs with 196 points, edging out Mount Pleasant’s 185 points.
    Top offense, based on yardage, is Pine Tree. The Pirates are averaging 479.3 yards per game. Sulphur Springs is second, the Wildcats are averaging 444.6 yards on offense an outing.
    Texas High is allowing the fewest yards on defense, the Tigers are giving up an average of 181.3 yards in four games. Sulphur Springs is third in this category, allowing 417.4 yards per game, in five contests.
    Worst defense in the district belongs to Pine Tree. The squad is surrendering an average of 506.5 yards through four games.
    Mount Pleasant tops the district with eight interceptions as a team. Sulphur Springs has four for third place.
    Dalvin Manns of Pine Tree is the passing leader. The quarterback has completed 70-of-115 passes (60 percent) for 1,374 yards with 12 touchdowns, two interceptions. Wildcat Larry Pryor is third, having completed 88-of-137 passes for 1,099 yards (64 percent) with nine touchdowns, three interceptions.
    K.D. Cannon of Mount Pleasant has 36 catches for 636 yards (17.6 yard average) and nine touchdowns to pace receiving for the district. Alex Burney has 22 catches for 285 yards and four touchdowns for Sulphur Springs to earn fifth place. Isaiah Lacy is sixth with 20 catches for 304 yards and Dillon Carpenter is seventh, with 18 catches for 183 yards.
    Terrance Taylor of Mount Pleasant leads the district in rushing with 77 carries for 564 yards and five touchdowns. Second place is Willy Ivery with 506 yards on 82 carries with 11 touchdowns, a long score of 53 yards in four games. Pryor is fourth with 392 yards.
    Ivery leads the district in scoring with 66 points from 11 touchdowns. Cannon has 60 points.
    Wildcat kicker/punter  Ryan Watson is third in scoring kickers with 18 points. Paden Brown of Hallsville has 25 points for first place in this category.




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