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JV, freshmen split tilts with Paris

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Opening night for the Sulphur Springs sub-varsity teams was a partial success as they split two home games played against Paris.

The crowd at Gerald Prim Stadium got to see the freshmen and junior varsity teams take on foes from Paris.

The freshmen lost 34-16 while the Sulphur Springs JV rolled to a 44-0 win.

Sub-varsity results

Paris freshmen 34,

Sulphur Springs 16

Sulphur Springs JV 44,

Paris 0

Junior varsity game

Sulphur Springs 44, Paris 0

This game got out of hand quickly with Paris no match for the speed and power of the Sulphur Springs squad.

Sulphur Springs jumped ahead early and never looked back. Justin Owens threw touchdown passes to Cody Clayton and Kris Ford. Blake Macek threw a scoring aerial to Ford. Dadrian Smith ran like a wild bull and

scored on runs of 5 and 64 yards as he shredded the Paris defense. Jared Riley and Calise Frazier added later scores to make it a 44-0 final.

The Sulphur Springs defense was tough all night and they rose up late to preserve the shutout victory.

The first half belonged to the home team as they zipped ahead 38-0 by intermission. The first score was an Owens to Clayton touchdown connection from 39-yard. The scoring play capped a 54-yard drive with Sulphur Springs had to open the game.

Paris got the ball and quickly got the message from Sulphur Springs that going would be tough. Wildcat defenders Shykem Middleton and Tevin Norris made impressive hits to force a punt.

The second time the Wildcats got the ball was another scoring drive. Sulphur Springs covered the 50 yards in quick order, taking just four plays. The scoring play was a Smith run for five yards up the middle

behind standout blocking. Owens threw a perfect high arching pass to Clayton for the two point conversion to make it a 14-0 lead with 5:50 left in the opening quarter.

Pressure from the Wildcats defense by Norris and Jaylon Perry held Paris to just two yards on three plays, forcing another punt.

This time Sulphur Springs scored - but it was on a one-play drive. Smith took the handoff and sliced through the middle of the defense untouched for a 64-yard scoring run. The extra point attempt failed, but with 3:50 left in the first half, the Wildcats held a commanding 20-0 lead. Paris again was held in check. The visiting squad threw three incomplete passes and soon were in punt formation again.

Sulphur Springs took over at the Paris 45-yard line and put together another scoring drive. Quarterback Blake Macek threw a perfect screen pass to Ford which was converted into a 35-yard touchdown. The Wildcats were up 26-0.

Paris got the ball back and again the Sulphur Springs defense was in high gear. Defenders Riley,Perry and several teammates combined for a sack. Paris went for the first down and failed and Sulphur Springs took over near midfield on downs.

Owens, now back at quarterback, went to the airways and found Ford wide open for a 52-yard scoring pass. The first quarter was almost over and Sulphur Springs had already rolled up a 32-0 lead.

Following a nice punt return by Clayton, the Wildcats were set up at the Paris 45 to start what would be their final scoring drive of the first half. A holding call negated one gain, but the Wildcats regrouped. The scoring play was a one yard rumble over the goal by Riley. The kick failed, but the game was not in question with Sulphur Springs holding a 38-0 lead.

The second half was time for all players to get in action. The only score of the final two quarters was a nice 45-yard dash by Frazier behind stellar blocks as he turned the corner on the sweep and took the toss to the house. Sulphur Springs won by the final of 44-0.

Freshmen- Paris 34

Sulphur Springs 16

This game was very competitive. In fact, the first quarter featured an exchange of turnovers and hard hits, but no scores. The second period saw Paris drive from their own 38 to the end zone for the first tally of the game. The possession was capped by a fourth down quarterback keeper with Dakota Smith scoring on a two-yard run. The try for an extra point kick was blocked and with 4:56 left in the first half the visitors had a 6-0 lead.

Sulphur Springs could not get rolling and a holding penalty caused the drive to end in a short punt.

Paris took over at the Sulphur Springs’ 24-yard line. Derek Williams threw a 34-yard scoring pass Santavious Gray as the Paris squad went up 12-0.

The home team got on the scoreboard with a 42-yard scoring drive. Connor Cooper threw a 41-yard scoring pass to Cole Hill on a middle screen. Cooper tossed the two point conversion pass to Jenner Jackson to make it a 12-8 lead with 47 seconds left in the opening half Paris was soon marching with Williams connecting with Gray for a 54 yard game.

The visiting Wildcats scored on a 5-yard scoring pass to Quay Scott. The teams both had interceptions in the

opening minutes of the third period. Hill came up with one for Sulphur Springs. Action shifted to the fourth quarter and Sulphur Springs capped a 78-yard drive with a pass from Macek to Hill for a 35-yard touchdown. Macek connected with Jackson for the conversion and the home team pulled closer to make it a 28-16 game.

The Paris squad put the game on ice with Gray catching at TD in the second half to make it 34-16.

 

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