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Finding New Ways To Win

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This is not the 2008 version of the Sulphur Springs Wildcats you are watching.
These ’Cats march to a different drummer. While they can still put up points at times like the state champions did, but they have other tricks up their sleeves.
The success continues, just in different ways. Getting a 3-0 record is still a a 3-0 no matter the method.


“We may turn out to be the ‘Cardiac Kids’ and play every game down to the wire. I don’t know... I am still learning the personality of this team,” said Sulphur Springs head coach Greg Owens.
Not many teams in the area, or even in the state have a starting center with three running touchdowns. But these unconventional Wildcats use the “Tubow” formation with 225-pound Colby Suggs lining up at quarterback. Suggs has three touchdowns and several first  downs.       

The Wildcats had injuries and it has not kept them from winning. Sophomore Justin Owens stepped into the lineup for injured senior quarterback Colton Lee and performed well under the bright Friday night lights in Wichita Falls. Owens completed 17 of 26 passes for 199 yards, one interception and one touchdown.
Receiver Shane McQueen missed two games with an injuried ankle. He came back with a vengeance catching a 39-yard touchdown pass.
Alvin Frazier was injured, but was replaced by Kody Chester.
Even the players who are injured, but playing, are doing very well. Linebacker Tyler Higginbotham has a hand/thumb injury but has a team-leading 33 tackles with three tackles for losses to lead the defense.
The Wildcat defense has seven interceptions in three games with Seth Harris and Sharard Timmons turning their picks into touchdowns.
Twice Sulphur Springs has come-from-behind to win late. They are outscoring opponents 27-0 in the fourth period.

 

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