Nothing against Hallsville, they’re just the next team up.
After suffering a 43-7 loss at the hands of rival Texas High, the Wildcats are in a bad mood and ready for battle Friday night.
Hallsville stands between the Wildcats and the objective this week - another district win.
The teams clash at 7:30 p.m. today at Gerald Prim Stadium in a 14-4A football contest.
Sulphur Springs comes into the game at 4-3 overall. The Wildcats are 1-1 in district and need a win to stay in the playoff race.
Hallsville is 5-2 for the year and a perfect 2-0 in district.
The Bobcats have scored 261 points on the year, allowing 194. They are four-point underdogs for the game against Sulphur Springs.
Hallsville opened the year suffering a 58-28 defeat at the hands of state-ranked Whitehouse. The Bobcats won the next three in a row. Hallsville defeated Van, 38-26; took a 35-22 victory of Henderson and defeated Lindale, 56-28. Nacogdoches scored a 24-21 win over the Bobcats.
In district play, the Wildcats rolled over Marshall, 48-33 and whipped Pine Tree, 35-13.
The Wildcats have been a roller coaster ride this season. Sulphur Springs lost 55-20 to 5A Tyler Lee, but bounced back for a 34-14 win at Sherman. The Wildcats lost for homecoming 61-22 to Whitehouse. Sulphur Springs regrouped to hammer Paris, 43-9 and down Corsicana 77-65.
In district play, the Wildcats rolled to a 63-28 win over Mount Pleasant. Last week, they lost at Texarkana.
Hallsville enters the game with the No. 2 ranked defense. The Bobcats allow 369.1 yards per game. By comparision, Sulphur Springs is No. 3 in defense, giving up 383.9 yards a game.
Sulphur Springs has the No. 1 ranked offense, averaging 438.1 yards a game. Hallsville is No. 2 rolling up 398.4 yards per contest.
Speedy Wildcat Willy Ivery is second in the district in rushing with 113 carries for 846 yards, 18 touchdowns.
Hallsville quarterback Macailyn Wilder is third in rushing with 753 yards on 115 carries with two scores. Kha’lil Sneed has 50 yards rushing for the Bobcats.
Sulphur Springs quarterback Larry Pryor is third in 14-4A in passing with 1,369 yards from 108 completions with 173 attempts. He has 10 touchdowns, four interceptions.
Top receivers are Alex Burney with 28 catches and Isaiah Lacy snagging 23 receptions.
Wilder has thrown for 1,259 yards with 12 touchdowns, seven interceptions for Hallsville.
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