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Sulphur Springs splits Thursday grid games

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GREENVILLE — Sulphur Springs teams took a split of two football games played against Mesquite Poteet Thursday at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.

The Greenville location with artificial turf was decided on after recent rains had dumped too much water on Gerald Prim Stadium.
Sulphur Springs won the junior varsity game 22-12, but fell in the freshman A game, 12-8.
Sulphur Springs JV 22,     Mesquite Poteet JV 12
The rainy, slick conditions were tough on both teams. But instead of being conservative, the Wildcats went quickly to their bag of tricks in the first quarter.
Jared Riley, a deep blocking back in punt formation for the Wildcats, took a direct snap on a fourth and five and rambled through the startled Mesquite Poteet defense for a 35-yard gain.
Penalties slowed down the drive. But a pass from Blake Macek to Tevin Norris moved the ball down to the 16-yard line of the Pirates.
Macek ended the drive with a looping pass into the end zone to Daevaun Henson. It was the first of two scoring passes to Henson. This aerial connection came from 16-yards out. Riley ran for the two point conversion and with 4:16 left in the first quarter, Sulphur Springs had an 8-0 lead.
Big hits by  Norris and Jaylon Perry for Sulphur Springs forced Poteet to punt again. Following the short kick, the Wildcats were in great field position at the 47-yard line of the Pirates.
Three plays later, Sulphur Springs was in the end zone. Again it was the scoring combination of Macek to Henson, this time from 39-yards out. The Wildcats converted the conversion on a Kryshad Ivery run to take a 16-0 lead with a minute remaining in the first quarter.
Neither team was able to score in the remainder of the first half. Norris broke up a pass to highlight defensive plays for Sulphur Springs.
Riley scored a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:44 left in the third period. The score was set up by a Macek to Kris Ford pass.
Mesquite Poteet scored two late touchdowns to make the final, 22-12.
Mesquite Poteet 9th A 12, Sulphur Springs 9th A 8
Freshman Pirate Rodney Douglas was a one-man wrecking crew scoring twice and intercepting four passes in the Poteet win.
Sulphur Springs QB Brad Macek threw to Cole Hill for a touchdown from five yards out. Macek tossed the two point conversion pass to Jenner Jackson to go up 8-0.
Douglas scored on a 58-yard run for Poteet to make it an 8-6 game. Douglas added a 38-yard run in the second half for what turned out to be the winning touchdown. Mesquite Poteet took the win by  the 12-8 final.
The freshman B team game was cancelled due to the weather.



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