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Wildcats build on successes in opener

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The Sulphur Springs Wildcats not only got a win the first week, but several lessons.

The Wildcats found out some parts of the game were done well, others need more work.

But Sulphur Springs head coach Greg Owens is quick to point out that the turnovers and other mistakes can be taken care of during practice.

Quarterback Colton Lee was tagged with three interceptions in his first varsity start, but Owens said that the senior signal-caller was not to blame for all miscues. Some passes were thrown where receivers were supposed to be. Other times the wrist bands with plays were simply misread and all the players were not literally on the same page or play.

One thing that did work and work well was the blocking of the offensive line coupled with the running of Devion Hill. The 170-pound back averaged 8.6 yards per carry scoring twice racking up more than 200 yards in his first varsity action.

Credit goes to offensive linemen Mason Y’Barbo, Chris Sorley, Beau Carpenter, Tyler Halerumal, Colby Suggs and Alex Peek for opening big holes for Hill to zip through.

The Sulphur Springs defense was good when it had to be against the talented Paris team. Sharard Timmons’ third quarter “Pick Six” return of an interception for a touchdown turned the tide of the game. Timmons had six tackles in the game.

The Wildcats had 75 total tackles in the game, eight for losses against Paris.

Kedrick Dial had nine tackles, six quarterback pressures.Triston Crook had seven total from four solo tackles and three assists; LeMarcus Kendricks had five tackles and two broken-up passes; Jocko Spataro had five tackles, caused a fumble and had two quarterback pressures. Jimmy Villa and Tyler Higginbotham had six tackles each.

Other tacklers were: Keiston Clayton, three solo, one assist, four total; Joe Scott, four total; Bryant “Day Day” Jackson had three total tackles, one pass broken up and one fumble recovery; Halerumal had five quarterback pressures.

 

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