SSHS subvarsity sweeps McKinney
From Staff Reports
Aug. 31, 2007 - McKINNEY - SSHS made a clean sweep of subvarsity games on Thursday, taking all three wins over the McKinney Lions in their season openers.
The freshmen "B" team started the evening with a 16-0 victory, followed by a 20-7 win by the SS freshmen "A" team, and a 30-7 victory by the junior varsity.
SSHS JV 30, McKinney 7
The Wildcats scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams to dominate the game.
Quarterback Colton Lee scored two touchdowns rushing and threw another to LeMarcus Kendricks, who also returned an interception for a TD. Clayton Vaughn added a kickoff return for a touchdown and Demontra Morris kicked three PATs and a 25-yard field goal.
Defensively, Derek Hanson forced a fumble, J.R. Rivera and J.B. Beachum each recovered a fumble and Triston Crook added a fourth-quarter interception.
Lee got the scoring started on a 3-yard run in the first half, and the Wildcats made it 14-0 on a 10-yard TD reception by Kendricks from Lee before halftime.
In the second half, Kendricks returned an interception 48 yards for a TD to make the score 20-0. McKinney then punched across its only TD of the game, but on the ensuing kickoff, Vaughn answered with an 87-yard return for a TD.
Lee then added a 3-yard scoring run and Morris kicked the field goal for the final points.
SS Freshmen "A" 20, McKinney 7
SSHS quarterback Tripp Reeves threw for more than 200 yards, including two touchdowns passes, and the Wildcat defense didn't allow McKinney into the end zone.
McKinney scored on the opening kickoff, but the Wildcats controlled the remainder of the game.
Sulphur Springs answered the Lions' opening score on a 7-yard run by halfback Joe Scott. Reeves then threw TD passes of 30 yards to Sharrad Timmons and 60 yards to Tylan Harris.
All four SSHS receivers and both running backs contributed with receptions.
Coach Jerrod Hammack said the squad needs to work on cutting down penalties and turnovers, but were able to overcome that to notch the victory.
Defensively, he said it was a team effort to keep the Lions out of the end zone.
SS Freshmen "B" 16, McKinney 0
The Wildcat "B" team set the tone for the evening with a shutout victory.
Running back K.C. Macon opened the scoring with a 60-yard run, and Traylon Clayton added a 70-yard interception return for a TD to seal the victory.
Coach Kurt McCain said wide receiver Preston Thompson had a good night catching the ball.