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Wildcats, other teams in key grid games tonight

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From Staff Reports
For the second week in a row the Sulphur Springs Wildcats take on the role of road warriors.
The Wildcats are just one of many area teams in action this week.
Sulphur Springs will be playing on a rug at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite. So the Wildcats get another bus ride this time the trip is just 75 miles instead of the long trek to Wichita Falls.
Sulphur Springs climbed the AP Top 10 rankings moving up from 10th to sixth with the 26-15 win in Wichita Falls.
The No. 6-ranked Sulphur Springs Wildcats are 3-0, staging another late comeback in the second half.
The Wildcats downed a good 3A Paris team, 33-21 in week one. The second week Sulphur Springs won 36-26 at home against Whitehouse.
Sulphur Springs is averaging 32 points a game. The Wildcats are rolling up 442 yards per contest on offense, tops among District 13-4A teams.
The Wildcats are the fifth best defense in the district, giving up an average of 288 yards an outing.

In other 13-4A games Friday: North Lamar is favored by 11 over Pine Tree; Hallsville takes on Henderson an even game; Marshall faces Monroe (La.) Neville; Mount Pleasant is an eight point pick over Royse City; Texas High is open.

The Cumby Trojans are a 37-point underdog at Simms against James Bowie. Cumby is 2-1 for the year while Bowie is undefeated.
Cumby is the No. 122 ranked team in Class A while James Bowie has a 33rd ranking.    Cumby is coming off a big win over the Detroit Eagles.
For the year, the Trojans began with a 22-14 loss to Como-Pickton; then the Cumby won at home against Union Hill, 49-22 before downing Detroit, 31-8.
The Emory Rains Wildcats are 0-3 and not picked to win this week again. They are 11-point underdogs at home as they host Kemp Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Rains has been on the losing ends of all three games this year.
The Wildcats started the season with a 43-0 loss to Mount Vernon; then No. 1-ranked Gilmer took a 76-12 decision and last week it was White Oak taking a 55-22 decision over the squad.
Meanwhile  Como-Pickton (1-2) and Cooper (2-1) the Bulldogs are off this week before playing each other  Sept. 25.
The game will be at Bulldog Stadium in Cooper and is the District 13-2A opener for both squads.



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