Wildcats improve to 6-0 in league competition
By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer
June 22, 2007 - The Sulphur Springs varsity continued its unbeaten streak in 7-on-7 competition Thursday at the James Cameron Practice Fields with wins over Commerce and Paris during Week 3 play.
Meanwhile, the Sulphur Springs junior varsity went 0-2 in league play with a 14-13 loss to Mount Vernon and a 33-26 loss to Como-Pickton in the night cap.
In other varsity scores, Lone Oak defeated Mineola 32-12, Winnsboro beat Lone Oak 28-7, Paris defeated Winnsboro 20-18, and Commerce beat Mineola 34-12.
In junior varsity scores, Winnsboro JV defeated Alba-Golden 37-0, Como-Pickton beat Alba-Golden 26-0, and Mount Vernon defeated Winnsboro JV 21-0.
Wildcats 34, Commerce 25
SS quarterback Tyrick Rollison threw three touchdowns and three extra point passes while teammate Johnny McSheffery was also effective with two touchdowns and one extra point completion.
Rollison threw the opening touchdown to Jace Jackson for the early 7-0 lead as DeQualin Evans caught the conversion.
Commerce scored on its next possession to cut the deficit to within a point, but on the conversion attempt Josh Dunn broke up the pass.
Rollison then threw a touchdown pass to Chris Thompson as Brittan Diamond gave Sulphur Springs an eight-point lead with the conversion reception.
Commerce scored again to cut the Wildcats lead to one at 14-13 with the conversion attempt.
McSheffery then got in on the action with a touchdown strike to Diamond. Jeff Beck converted the Wildcats' third extra point pass for the 21-13 lead.
With Commerce down 21-19 late in the second half, Rollison connected with Beck on a touchdown pass and the conversion, before Commerce scored its final touchdown.
Thompson put the game out of reach for the Wildcats with his second touchdown grab for the 34-25 finale.
The Wildcats received outstanding defensive play from Dillon Verner and Shane McQueen as both players had interceptions. McQueen's interception came with under a minute left.
Sulphur Springs 25, Paris 12
The Wildcats once again had a solid game from Rollison as he threw four touchdown passes and one conversion attempt.
Rollison had two touchdown passes to Jackson, and one each to Evans and Beck for the Wildcats.
Rollison found Evans on a 15-yard strike down the sideline for their opening touchdown, and then Jackson made a nice touchdown grab on a 12-yard reception with defenders all over him for a 12-6 lead in the second half. Jackson and Beck scored touchdowns in the second half.
Diamond and Dalton Abner played well defensively as both players knocked away Paris conversion attempts.
Mount Vernon 14, Sulphur Springs 13
After a scoreless first half, the Wildcats junior varsity got on the scoreboard as Cedrick Finnie found Day Day Jackson on an acrobatic one-handed leaping catch in the back of the end zone, then found Lemarcus Kendricks in the back of the end zone for the conversion.
Mount Vernon then scored 14 unanswered points before Finnie found a streaking Keiston Clayton for a 14-13 deficit.
Triston Crook played well defensively for the Wildcats with an interception and knocked down two key pass plays by Mount Vernon in the game.
Como-Pickton 33, Sulphur Springs 26
The Eagles improved to 6-0 in junior varsity league play with their third win over the Wildcats.
For the Wildcats, Finnie threw three touchdowns and had one extra point pass, while teammate Sawyer Sinclair threw one touchdown pass and converted one extra point attempt.
Sulphur Springs fell behind on Como-Pickton's first possession, but then tied the game on a long touchdown pass from Finnie to Kendricks for the 7-7 tie. Kendricks also caught the conversion attempt in the back of the end zone.
The Eagles then scored 13 unanswered points before Sinclair connected with Kendricks for his second touchdown reception of the game. Garrett Ferguson converted the extra point for the 20-14 deficit.
The Wildcats battled back to tie the game at 20-20 as Finnie found Ferguson on the touchdown reception but failed to convert the PAT.
Eagles quarterback Austin Darby threw his fourth and fifth touchdowns of the game for a 13-point lead.
The Wildcats then scored the final touchdown of the contest as Finnie found Jackson for the 33-26 finale.
Defensively, Clayton had an interception for the Wildcats.