Meant to be Broken
Records within reach of Cats

Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor

Nov. 16, 2004 - As the Sulphur Springs Wildcats go deeper in the playoffs, they continue to move up in the record books.

A review of the top 10 performances in SSHS annals shows that junior running back Chris Person has moved into ninth place in single season rushing as he has 1,135 yards and 10 touchdowns on 151 carries.

With a 7.5-yard per carry average, Person has the highest average of any SSHS runner who has broken the 1,000-yard barrier.

Torio Kelly holds the school single-season rushing record with 1,771 yards on 260 carries, set in 1994. Kelly also has the third-best season in school history with 1,595 yards in 1995. James Henley's 1,653 yards in 1985 is second.

Others in the top 10 include Barry Pryor ('73 and '74), Jerry Calhoun ('81), Mike Cox ('93), Brian Maynard ('93), Marvin Dial ('70) and John Edwards ('87).

Sophomore quarterback Logan Turner has broken the single-season pass attempts record with 286, moving past Ryan Henry's mark set in 2003 of 278. Turner, with 1,985 yards passing is in second place in the SSHS annals behind Henry's 2,417.

Turner also is in second place with 153 completions behind Henry's 181 last year, and in touchdown passes with 18, one behind Henry.

His main target is senior Rolaundo Wright, who is second in single season receiving with 60 catches for 915 yards and eight touchdowns. All trail Kendall Wright, who had 72 catches for 1,010 yards and nine TDs last year.

Wright already holds the record for most yards in a single game with 246 yards against Greenville.

Junior kicker Spenser Daniel is two field goals away from tying the school record of eight. He has made 6-of-7 this season.

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...The Quarterback Club is asking fans to send off the Wildcats again this week by gathering on the downtown square at 10 a.m. The busses will make two circles around the square, then head to SMU's Ford Stadium, where the Wildcats (9-2) will play Dallas Lincoln (9-1) in the Class 4A, Division II area playoff game. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ...A pep rally is scheduled in the SSHS gym for 3 p.m. Friday. ...Tickets are on sale at the SSHS office for $5 for students, $7 for adults. All tickets at the gate will be $8.

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...The second round of the playoffs has been Lincoln's Waterloo. The last five years, the Tigers have qualified for the playoffs and been beaten each year in the area round by four different teams, the last two years by Highland Park. ...The winner between SSHS and Lincoln will play the winner between Corsicana (10-1) and Brownwood (6-5). The game will likely be played at Texas Stadium.

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