|No return TDs among all those points|
|Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor|
Oct. 16, 2004 - MOUNT PLEASANT - Sulphur Springs defense or special teams had scored in every game this season until Friday.
Ironically, it was the highest-scoring game of the season in which the offense put all the points on the board (except for Spenser Daniel's field goal and nine PATs).
It appeared SSHS senior Keenan Clayton would score on his fifth return of the season when he took a punt all the way for a 70-yard TD in the first quarter, but it was called back on a penalty. It was the fifth time this year
Clayton had a touchdown negated by a penalty.
Special teams did set up the second Wildcat touchdown when Robert Finnie came up with a muffed kick off at the MP 13-yard line.
The botched kick off return by Mount Pleasant was the only turnover of the game for either team.
The 66 points put by the Wildcats were the fourth-most in school history. The most? It also came against Mount Pleasant in a 69-22 victory in 1991. The Wildcats also scored 67 against Whitehouse in 1996 and 67 against Hugo, Okla. in 1962. ...
...Spenser Daniel caught his first pass of the season in the fourth quarter, a 10-yard gain from Tremayne Jones. Daniel was nine-for-nine on extra points with the help of his snapper, Bailey Potts, and his holder, Josh Riley. ...Daniel also made his fifth field goal, three short of the school record held by Scooter Howard and Billy Watkins. ...SSHS QB Logan Turner took a snap under center for the first time this season when he snuck in for a 1-yard TD in the second quarter. ...Officials let the clock run continuously in the fourth quarter.
...Sulphur Springs dropped Mount Pleasant for losses on eight plays. Duffey and Keenan Clayton each had two tackles for losses. The others came from Travis Edmond, David Barnes, Patrick Radney and John Day. ...The Wildcat secondary also had four passes defensed - one each by Brandon Clayton, Keenan Clayton, Jake Broumley and Robert Finnie. ...For the first time in a long time, the Wildcats' opposition didn't try to punt away from Keelan Green and Keenan Clayton. The pair combined on four returns for 58 yards.
....Late in the game, back-up quarterbacks Josh Riley and Tremayne Jones were both in the backfield: Jones as QB and Riley as RB. ...MP punter Robert Nixon was charged with a 12-yard loss in the third quarter when he bobbled the snap and was tackled by SSHS senior Keidric Duffey.