SSHS subvarsity sweep North Lamar
From Staff Reports

Nov. 10, 2006 - It was a clean sweep for Sulphur Springs on Thursday.

The Sulphur Springs ninth-grade "A" team wrapped up one undisputed district championship, while the "B" team grabbed a share the 11-4A title by beating North Lamar on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the SSHS junior varsity finished as runner-up in the district by beating North Lamar, 21-13, and the SSMS eighth-graders finished with lopsided victories.

SSHS Freshmen "A" 28, North Lamar 6

PARIS - The Sulphur Springs freshmen went through district unbeaten (5-0) and ended the season with a seven-game win streak (8-2 overall) as they pummeled North Lamar on Thursday.

"When you consider that Texas High's freshmen team was 25-0, dating back to seventh grade, when we beat them, and then we go on through the district undefeated, that's quite an accomplishment," said coach Jarrod Hammack. "There's a bright future for the program."

The Wildcats scored four touchdowns and had two other long ones called back.

The scoring started when Colten Lee hit LaMarcus Kendricks with a 50-yard TD pass, then Jaz Debase scored on a 2-yard run, followed by Colby Suggs on a 35-yard run, and finally Debase got into the end zone again from 8-yards out.

Shane McQueen booted all four PATs. McQueen and Lee also scored on runs of 60 and 80 yards, but penalties nullified the plays.

Defensively, Tyler Higginbotham and Debase were noted for their overall play and Keiston Clayton picked off an interception.

Hammack also praised the blocking of the offensive line and the wide receivers.

"We got better as the year went along," Hammack said.

SSHS JV 21, North Lamar 13

PARIS - The Wildcats relied on their defense in the end as cornerback Cedric Finnie, who was inserted in the game after Ethan Dorsey broke his leg, intercepted a pass with about 90 seconds left.

The Wildcats were able to run out the clock after Finnie's interception.

Dorsey, meanwhile, underwent surgery this morning on his leg, coach Triston Abron said.

Offensively, running back Eddie Arciga and quarterback Johnny McSheffery scored on running plays and wide receiver Jace Jackson caught a TD pass from McSheffery. J.D. Cruz kicked all three PATs.

"Defensively, we played pretty well," said Abron. "We were able to turn it on and do what we needed to do. I'm extremely proud of the kids."

The Wildcats finished the season 8-2 overall and 4-1 in district.

SSMS "A" 34, North Lamar 6

Alvin Frazier scored four touchdowns to pace the Wildcats to the victory.

Other offensive standouts were Joe Scott, Kaylon Alexander and Sharard Timmons.

Defensively, Dylan Owsley, Chris Sorley and Scott were cited for their play.

Sulphur Springs finished with a record of 4-4-1 overall, 3-2 in district.

SSMS "B" 34, North Lamar 16

The Wildcats (5-3-1, 4-1) were led offensively by K.C. Macon, Tylan Harris, Curtis Bluford and Seth Maeker, who scored a late TD.

Defensive standouts were Mitchell Stewart and Buster Hayward.

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