For home fans at Gerald Prim Stadium Thursday night, it was a mixture of eighth grade game results.
It was one up, one down and one in the middle. Sulphur Springs managed a win, a tie and a loss against foes from
Sulphur Springs 8A 14, Hallsville 14
The final game of the night was a thriller with contest ending in a 14-all tie in the battle between A teams.
Ryan Humphries led the home team with two touchdown passes. He was 14 of 19 passing for 156 yards.
The home team took the lead early in this see-saw affair.
Sulphur Springs took their opening possession and drove 67 yards in less than four minutes for a score. The Wildcats had one penalty go against them with a holding call. Another penalty, one for facemask on Hallsville, helped the cause.
Humphries and Jaxon Reneau had key first down runs. Humphries threw a 9-yard scoring pass to D.J. Abron to cap the drive. Julio Robles booted the extra point and the home team was up 7-0 with 4:49 left in the first quarter.
A swarming Sulphur Springs defense greeted Hallsville in a rude manner on their first possession, forcing a punt.
Moments later, the Bobcat defense got tough and forced the home team to punt with Robles getting off a short kick.
Hallsville closed out the first quarter with a bang, as Jamal Davis scored on a 38-yard run. The Bobcats went for two and failed. Action moved to the second period with the home team holding a slim, 7-6 advantage.
The second quarter was scoreless and the 7-6 margin held up at the half.
Hallsville drove 63-yards on a time consuming ball-control drive which featured eight runs in the 11-play possession. The touchdown came when Logan Hatfield caught a touchdown pass. The visitors went for two with Josh Taylor doing the job to give Hallsville a 14-7 lead.
Sulphur Springs strung together an impressive drive of their own to answer the score. The Wildcats moved 80 yards on a mixture of runs and passes down the field. A key play was a pass from Humphries to Tyrese Pryor which was tipped, then pulled down for a 20-yard gain. Reneau added a 14-yard run. Humphries completed passes to Simeon Taylor, Reneau, and Tiesan Goodson to move the sticks.
Humphries threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Goodson for the touchdown. The Robles kick deadlocked the game at 14 with seven minutes left on the fourth quarter clock.
Neither team was able to score late. The Wildcats drove to the 41 of Hallsville only to be held on downs.
The game ended as it had started, tied.
Reneau, Ryder Caddell, Zack Morton, Taylor, Lawrence Worth and K.J. Abron had tackles for losses to pace the defense. Goodson recovered a fumble.
Hallsville 8B 14,
Sulphur Springs 6
The eighth grade B game was very competitive and a tight contest with Hallsville taking the 14-6 win.
The first half was a battle between the squads which saw some exciting plays, but no scores.
Sulphur Springs went to their bag of tricks using a double pass. An handoff from Jamal Hobson-Cox turned into a pass to Connor Nix who threw deep to Bryson Lynn. The play results in a 36-yard gain moving the home team down to the three-yard line of the Bobcats.
The Wildcats were held out of the end zone. The first half ended in a scoreless tie.
In the third quarter, Cameron Reddy took a toss and turned the corner scoring on a 40-yard run. The kick was good and with 3:42 left in the third period, the home team trailed 7-0.
Sulphur Springs tried the double pass again with good results. The pass from Burton to Ty Latham resulted in a 28-yard gain. The Wildcats were unable to score as they turned the ball back over to the Bobcats four plays later on an interception.
Hallsville padded the lead to 14-0 on an usual scoring play. On a fourth down, Tyler Daniels threw a scoring pass to Denver Brown. On the play, a flag was thrown early, many players stopped, but Hallsville kept going. The Daniels pass bounced off a teammate into the thrilled hands of Brown who claimed the touchdown catch. With 3:40 left in the game, the Wildcats were down 14-0.
Sulphur Springs came right back to answer the score. A key play in the scoring drive was a 44-yard completing from Nix to Latham.
The Wildcats got on the scoreboard when Vincent Morales capped the drive with a four-yard scoring burst up the middle.
The extra point try failed, with Hallsville holding on for the 14-6 victory.
Coach Clark Cipoletta said Nix passes for 170 yards. Latham had five catches for 65 yards. Lynn caught three for 50 and Hobson-Cox caught four for 25 yards.
Gage Penson had two tackles for losses. Josiah Ivery and Tanner Davis also had tackles for losses. Tyler Armstrong, Bryan Camacho, Daniel Murillo, Kidman Norfleet, Jace Kirkpatrick, Chase Kopp and Brandon Diosdado were standouts.
Sulphur Springs 8C 10, Hallsville 0
The opening game Thursday night was game with more defense than offense. The home team took a 10-0 with all the scoring done in the first half.
Sulphur Springs did not waste any time taking control of the game.
The Wildcats defense took over on downs after Hallsville’s first offensive series netted just five yards.
Sulphur Springs took over at their own 27 and began to roll. Cortavius Pruitt ripped off a 25-yard ground gain. The next play was a handoff to Sam Hoang which results in a touchdown. Hoang took the ball, moved up the field and cut to the outside for a 48-yard scoring jaunt. Pruitt raced over for the two point conversion.
Sulphur Springs had an 8-0 lead with 4:20 left in the first frame.
The kick by the Wildcats was mishandled by Hallsville. Sulphur Springs got the ball back at the Hallsville 45-yard line.
Hoang had runs of 25, 4 and 18 as Sulphur Springs moved down the field. The drive ended in the second quarter when the Wildcats were turned away despite reaching the 1-yard line of Hallsville.
The Bobcats soon gave up more points as they fumbled a snap into the end zone for a safety.
The Wildcats were up 10-0 with six minutes left before intermission.
Neither team scored from that point and the 10-0 was the final in the game.
Coach Colten Lovvorn said, “Hoang ran the ball well. Jaden Price did well at quarterback. The defense looked good. Logan Houk and Brayden Morgan swarmed to the football and made great plays.”
Dakota Kane had a fumble recovery. Morgan broke up a pass and had a tackle for a loss and D. Shepard picked off a pass.
Hallsville 9A 44,
Sulphur Springs 14
Action held in Hallsville netted two wins and one loss for visiting teams from Sulphur Springs.The ninth grade A team game went the way of the hometown Bobcats, 44-14.
Sulphur Springs standouts for the offense include Easton Silmon at quarterback. Silman had one touchdown pass and 120 total yards. Top receivers were - Matthews Reynolds with six catches; Tyrese Peters had four receptions for 80 yards with one touchdown. Peters also had a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Dylan Rogers and Kyle Dodd were rushing standouts according to coach Chris Valdovinos said the offensive line of Cameron Davis, Cy Killam, Gideon Gregory, Richard Green and Christian Ingram played well. Defensive standouts were D.J. Hall with eight tackles. Brenton Burnside had six tackles, three for losses.
Sulphur Springs 9B 28, Hallsville 7
The ninth grade B team game was turned out much better for Sulphur Springs as they rolled to a 28-7 win.
Coach Valdovinos said, “Sulphur Springs won 28-7. Offensive standouts were: Taylor Ibarra with one passing touchdown, 100 yards total. He also had two rushing touchdowns. Amario Zamora caught four passes, including a touchdown. Dalton Clover was the leading rusher with 89 yards and one score.”
Defensive standouts were: Tanner Swinson, six tackles; Zamora, eight tackles, one interception and Anthony Johnson, five tackles.
Sulphur Springs JV 22, Sulphur Springs 16
The Sulphur Springs had to battle hard, hanging on for a 22-16 win.
Scott Galarza caught two touchdown passes from Drew McCullough and one from Tanner Ramirez.
The first scoring pass from McCullough to Galarza covered 30-yards. The kick by Mark Maddox was good.
McCullough then found Galarza open for a 15-yard scoring connection. The same duo combined for the two-point conversion.
Ramirez threw to Galarza from 10-yards outs for the third score. Maddox again kicked the extra point.
“Luis Colorado ran the ball well picking up several key first downs,” said coach Bruce Silman. “The offensive line really blocked well and got good push up front as well as pass protection. Key catches came from Tanner Graham, Derrick Lamb and Devin Douglas.”
Coby Hutchings, middle linebacker, led the team in tackles according to coach Scott Rozell.
“Coby had several tackles and tackles for loss, including three major hits on the Bobcat QB, and a caused fumble,” Rozell said. “Other defensive standouts include cornerbacks Devin Douglas and Keylon Hall. Douglas had a key interception in the second half and Hall had several great tackles and a major pass breakup in the second half.”
Rozell continued, “Up front outside linebackers Cole Cooper and Ronald Arellano also had great games. Safeties Ramirez and Galarza were also defensive standouts. The Wildcat defensive line of Derek Lamb, Dakota Stalcup, Curtis August, Israel Moreno and Dre Porter stopped the running game of the Bobcats and put pressure on the quarterback all night.”
Wildcat JV will be in action next week at home vs. Pine Tree Pirates.
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