Sulphur Springs subvarsity sweeps four games from Mount Pleasant
From Staff Reports

Oct. 14, 2005 - Sulphur Springs subvarsity teams swept four games from Mount Pleasant Thursday, as the freshmen and JV squads remained unbeaten in District 12-4A.

SSHS JV 16, Mount Pleasant 12

MOUNT PLEASANT - The Sulphur Springs defense made a fourth-quarter stop, and quarterback Tyrik Rollison hooked up with Jay Hall on the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play.

The win improved the Wildcats to 5-2 overall, 2-0 in district.

Tied at 10-10 with 1:50 left to play in the contest, the Wildcats stopped Mount Pleasant on fourth-and-5 and took control of the ball at their own 20. A 65-yard pass from Rollison to hall moved to the ball inside the MP 20, then two plays later, the pair hooked up again for an 11-yard TD with 20 seconds left in the game.

The extra point attempt was blocked and ran in for two points by MP to set the final score.

Mount Pleasant took an 8-0 lead in the the first quarter, but the Wildcats cut into the lead on Tate Ramirez's 30-yard field goal right before the half.

On the Wildcats' first possession of the third quarter, then arched downfield and capped the drive on Christian Person's 6-yard run and Ramirez's PAT to take a 10-8 lead.

Sulphur Springs safety Colby Temples intercepted an MP pass at the 3-yard line to stop the Tigers' third-quarter drive, but Mount Pleasant registered a safety to tie the game at 10-10.

Defensive standouts included Dalton Abner, Jimmy Helfferich, Rodney Evans, Jamaal Freeman and Tyler Frances.

Offensively, Christian Person and Jeff Beck were the main ground gainers, while Adrian Pruitt and J.R. Harrison were the top pass catchers along with Hall.

SSHS Freshmen 35, Mount Pleasant 8

MOUNT PLEASANT - The Wildcats stayed unbeaten at 7-0 overall, 2-0 in district behind four touchdown passes and a TD run from quarterback Johnny McSheffery.

The Wildcats took a 20-0 lead in the first half and added to it the final two periods.

McSheffery threw three TD passes to wide receiver Jace Jackson, the first of which went 53 yards and gave the Wildcats a 6-0 lead. McSheffery's 25-yard TD run made the score 12-0 at the end of the first period.

In the second quarter, the Wildcats added to their lead on a 16-yard scoring pass from McSheffery to Jackson and Tarron Wright's conversion run.

Mount Pleasant scored on a 70-yard run to open the second half, but the Wildcats came back to take a 28-8 lead on a 15-yard TD strike from McSheffery to Jackson and a McSheffery-to-Ben Barrows conversion.

Sulphur Springs' final TD was a fourth-quarter pass from McSheffery to Colton Nash covering five yards. Jackson booted the PAT.

Defensively, coach Brady Ross praised the play of Jayden Wallace and the linebacking crew of John Latham, Ryan Miller and Dillon Verner. Offensively, the line of Jake Russell, Thomas Albritton, Jacob Sant, Josh Anderson, Jake Moreland and Mason Rawson drew praise.

SSMS Blue 46, Mount Pleasant 20

Shane McQueen led the Wildcats with seven carries for 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while also having two receptions for 44 yards and two touchdowns.

Colby Suggs threw for 146 yards and three touchdowns on 6-of-8 passing with one touchdown to Bryant Jackson. Jackson also had a two-point conversion. Demontra Morris had a touchdown rushing for the Wildcats and also returned an interception for a touchdown.

Defensive standouts for Sulphur Springs were Tyler Higginbotham, J.B. Beachem, Jimmy Villa, Paul Clark, Alex Luco, Jacob Spataro and Morris.

Coaches also praised the play of the offensive line as Mason Y'Barbo, Mason Morton, Higginbotham, Bo Carpenter and Paul Clark helped the Cats gain 333 yards of total offense in the game.

SSMS Gold 26, Mount Pleasant 0

Keiston Clayton led the way for the Wildcats in their win over Mount Pleasant with a 54-yard touchdown run, while teammate Tobias Berry had three carries for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Triston Crook had two carries for 35 yard, including 20-yard TD run, and caught a two-point conversion pass from Jacob Corona.

Markelle Williams also had a touchdown for the Wildcats on a 15-yard touchdown run and finished with 17 yards rushing on two totes.

Coaches praised the play of Seth Harris and Crook on defense as Harris had six tackles and a forced fumble, while Crook had three tackles and a fumble recovery.

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