SSHS subvarsity teams now combined 13-1 this season
Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor

Oct. 27, 2006 - The Sulphur Springs subvarsity teams won three out of four games Thursday against Paris and now have a combined 13-1 district record.

The SSHS JV beat Paris 40-14 in a game shortened by lightning, setting up the Wildcats for a showdown with unbeaten Texas High next Thursday at Gerald Prim Stadium.

In the ninth-grade "A" game, Sulphur Springs dominated Paris, 24-6, while the eighth-graders split their games. Sulphur Springs won the middle school "B" match-up, 14-6, while the Wildcat "A" team suffered a 32-12 loss to an undefeated Paris team. There was no freshmen "B" game.

The Sulphur Springs subvarsities are now 25-9-3 overall, and the five teams have lost just one 11-4A game.

SSHS JV 40, Paris 14

The game was cut short by lightning, but the outcome was already decided.

Sulphur Springs scored on all four of its first-half possessions, then recovered an onside kick and scored another TD before the game was delayed, then ended due to the electrical storm with 9:16 to play in the third quarter.

Quarterback Johnny McSheffery threw five touchdowns to three different receivers and scored on a long run himself. He ended the game with 72 yards rushing on six carries and threw for 275 yards.

Jace Jackson caught six passes for 57 yards, including TD receptions of 1 and 12 yards, and Ben Barrows had three grabs for 101 yards and caught a two-point conversion. Jay Hall had two TD catches of 13 and 40 yards, and Josh Ross caught a slant and took it 60 yards to the end zone as well.

Defensively, Jake Russell had a sack and a half, John Latham recorded a sack, and Carlton Gordon and Ryan Miller each had a big hit. Savion Thomas and Dillon Verner also had tackles for losses.

The Wildcats are now 7-1 overall, 3-0 in District 11-4A.

SSHS Freshmen 24, Paris 6

The Sulphur Springs offense put up enough points to give the Wildcats the lead, then the defense delivered some big hits.

Quarterback Colby Suggs ran for one touchdown and threw two TD passes to Day Day Jackson to give the Wildcats all the scoring they would need. Running backs Shane McQueen and Jimmy Villa both had big games rushing.

Defensively, linebackers Villa and Tyler Higginbotham were the top tacklers, while cornerback Triston Crook delivered several big hits.

The Wildcats improved to 6-2 overall, 3-0 in district.

Paris Eighth "A" 32, SSMS 12

Joe Scott scored a pair of touchdowns for Sulphur Springs, but Paris returned two interceptions and a fumble for TDs to put the game away.

The game was called with about six minutes to go in the game due to lightning.

Kaylon Alexander and Alvin Frazier also had success running for the ball for the Wildcats (3-3-1 overall, 2-1 in district).

Defensively, Jarod Riley had a fumble recovery, and leading tacklers were Eduardo Osorio and Luke Masters.

SSMS "B" 14, Paris 6

Curtis Bluford scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 20-yard run late in the fourth quarter to break a 6-6 tie and improve the Wildcats' record to 4-2-1, 3-0.

Bluford, who had about 100 yards rushing on 15 carries, broke four tackles on the game-winning play which was set up by a 60-yard run by quarterback Josh Fountain. Fountain ran in the conversion to set the final score.

Fountain also scored the first TD on a 1-yard run.

Defensively, the Wildcats were led by outside linebacker twins David Mobley and John Mobley, cornerback Lane Anderson and safeties Tylan Harris and Preston Thompson.

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