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Three to be inducted into Hall of Honor today

    Three Sulphur Springs athletes who became synonymous with excellence a little more than two decades ago will be inducted into the Wildcat Hall of Honor today.

    Former Baylor standout and NFL player Scotty Lewis, state champion track athlete Sheila Sims and record-setting collegiate kicker Billy Watkins will be the newest members into the elite Hall of Honor when they are presented to the pregame crowd at the Sulphur Springs-Texas High football game at 6:50 p.m. today at Gerald Prim Stadium.

    They will be formally inducted before the game during a reception at the Sulphur Springs High School Conference Room. The public is invited to attend the reception, which begins at 5:30 p.m.
    Lewis, a member of the SSHS class of 1990, was the District 10-4A MVP and Second Team All-State as a senior defensive lineman as he led the Wildcats to their first district championship in 35 years. He was also an All-District basketball player. For his football prowess, Lewis received a full scholarship to Baylor University, where he had four  productive years. As a true freshman, he earned a Honorable Mention All-Southwest Conference and Defensive Newcomer of the Year. He earned Second Team All-South West Conference honors twice— once as defensive tackle and the other as defensive end.

    Following his college career, he played for the Houston Oilers,  Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears in the NFL.

  Sheila Sims, a 1992 SSHS graduate, was a four-time regional qualifier in the shot put and discus and a three-time qualifier for the state track meet. Her senior year, she set a school record with a throw of 42 feet, 10 inches in the shot put, and went on to win the gold medal in that event at the state meet. She also placed third in the discus her senior year.

    She went to the University of Arkansas on a track and field scholarship and broke the school record in the shot put her freshman season. She continued to break her own shot put record as a Lady Razorback for the next four years and currently still has two of the five top throws in the history of the Lady Razorback Track and Field Team with only one other athlete having a throws to surpass hers.

    Billy Watkins, a 1990 graduate of SSHS, was named All-District quarterback and kicker and was Second Team All-State as a punter. He was also a four-year letterman in soccer, where he was named All-District forward. He then attended East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce) on a full football scholarship, where he was selected the Lone Star Conference Freshman of the Year in 1990 as a kicker and was went on to win All-Conference honors all four years and All-American honors three seasons.
    His sophomore year, he was the NCAA statistical champion in field goals and finished his career with a school record 13. He broke four Lone Star Conference records and one NCAA record as the Division II career kick-scoring leader with 281 kicking points.

 

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