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Wildcats No. 1 in district offense

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Sulhur Springs finished  second in the district race overall, but they were No. 1 in team offense.

    The Wildcats were the top producer in 14-A averaging 508.6 yards per game. Second place was Pine Tree some 84 yards less.
    Willy Ivery pulled off a double win not only taking the rushing title, but the scoring crown as well. Ivery, played in less than nine games, had 162 carries for 1,384 yards (8.5 average). Ivery had 176 points for the year, winning the scoring title by 68 points over K.D. Cannon. Cannon won the reception title with 80.
    Larry Pryor, in his first year at quarterback, took second place in passing. Cullen Grubbs of Mount Pleasant threw for 2,554 yards. Pryor had 2,344 yards and had the highest completion rate (154-of-244) in the district at 63 percent with 28 touchdowns and five interceptions. Pryor also rushed for 828 yards, sixth in the district.
    Alex Burney was third in receiving with 41 grabs for 559 yards and seven scores. Isaiah Lacy was sixth in receiving with 35 receptions for 692 yards and seven touchdowns.
    Ryan Watson missed the punting title by a fraction of a yard. Dalvin Manns of Pine Tree punted 27 times for 36.74 yard average, compared to 27 punts for Watson for an average of 36.30. Watson was third in the district in scoring kickers with 44 points.
    Burney was third in the district in punt returns. He had 12 for average of 9.58. Brennan Brock was fifth in kickoff returns, averaging 23.48 on 11 attempts. Lacy was 10th with an average of 16.89 on 18 returns.
    Brock and Pryor tied for third with two interceptions each. Jecori Crayton of Hallsville had five picks.
    The Wildcats closed out the regular season with a 47-28 home win over Marshall on Senior Night.
    “Friday night was a great way for seniors to go out.  I was pleased with our receivers catching the football and getting on the ground blocking,” said Matt Young, Sulphur Springs offensive coordinator. “Lacy, Ben Brooks, Burney and Dillon Carpenter had good nights with and without the ball.”
    Young continued, “Pryor made some good decisions delivering the ball and some accurate throws but we still have some details to work on. Our offensive line played physical at times, but did have a few missed assignments. Isaac Perez, Landon Watkins and John McLarry did open up some nice holes in the run game for Ivery, Tyler Rosamond and Jesse Ortiz.”
    The coach added, “Overall I am pleased with the progress we continue to make but we have some mental errors we have to clean up to win a playoff game.”




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