SS subvarsity teams sweep NL in season finales

From Staff Reports

Nov. 9, 2007 - Sulphur Springs swept North Lamar in subvarsity games on Thursday, winning each game by at least two touchdowns.

The SSHS junior varsity won, 35-14, while the ninth-grade "A" team produced a 46-32 victory and the "B" team won, 32-0. The SSMS eighth-grade "A" team won, 36-14, and the "B" won shut out NL, 20-0.

Junior Varsity

SSHS 35, North Lamar 14

Outstanding special teams play led the Wildcat JV to a season-ending victory. The Wildcats finished the season with a 6-4 overall record and 4-1 in District 11-4A, which was good enough for second place.

Garrett Ferguson and Lemarcus Kendricks gave the Wildcats excellent field position for returning punts and kickoffs, and Jocko Spataro blocked two punts.

Kendricks also caught two touchdowns from quarterback Sawyer Sinclair, who started in place of injured Colton Lee. Sinclair completed 12-of-18 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Kendrick caught four of the passes for 53 yards and two scores.

Spataro's blocked punts both led to touchdowns by Jimmy Villa. After the first block, Villa scored on a 25-yard run, while he picked up the second block and returned it 4 yards for a TD. The Wildcats also scored on a 4-yard run by Cody Kalb.

Demontra Morris kicked four extra points and Ferguson ran in another.

Villa ended the game with 122 yards rushing on 11 carries and Kalb had 41 yards on seven totes.

Freshmen

SSHS "A" 46, North Lamar 32

The SSHS ninth-graders spotted North Lamar 20 points to open the game, but were able to cut the deficit to 20-14 by halftime.

Quarterback Tripp Reeves threw five touchdown passes and had over 200 yards through the air for the Wildcats.

Three of his TD passes went to Alvin Frazier, who had scoring catches of 55, 50 and 7 yards. Irvin Anderson also caught two touchdowns of 70 and 65 yards.

Kaylon Alexander punched in two rushing touchdowns and had about 200 yards on the ground. His scores came from 70 and 30 yards awaay.

The "A" team finished with a 7-3 record, 3-2 in district and a second-place finish.

SSHS "B" 32, North Lamar 0

The wildcat defense accounted for three touchdowns, and the offense put up two more to account for the scoring.

Colton Newkirk recovered a fumble in the end zone for one TD, while K.C. Macon and Lane Anderson both returned interceptions for scores.

Offensively, Macon had TD runs of 65 and 40 yards.

The "B" team finished 9-1 overall, 4-1 in district.

Eighth Grade

SSMS "A" 36, North Lamar "A" 14

PARIS - After a slow first half in which both teams were tied 6-6, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats wrapped up the season with a strong second half to finish 5-3 on the year, 3-2 in District 11-4A.

Cody Clayton had three of the Wildcats' touchdowns with scoring receptions of 2 and 30 yards and also ran back an interception with the Wildcats up 20-14. Coach Charlie Coker said North Lamar was driving down the field when Clayton made the interception.

Kendrick Daniels also had a 60-yard touchdown run and Kody Chester caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Owens for the Wildcats.

Lineman Ethan Boatman and Garrick "The Moose" Mosely had two-point conversions in the game.

The coaches praised the defensive play of Clayton, Daniels, Chester, Mosely and Sean Hoffman.

SSMS "B" 20, NL "B" 0

PARIS - Erick Simmons scored on a 65-yard touchdown on the second play of the game as the Wildcats held North Lamar scoreless.

Jordan McLarry also had a 10-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Blake Macek, while Matt Harris had a 60-yard reception for the Wildcats. Dadrian Smith scored a touchdown and led all rushers in the game.

Defensive leaders were Blake Chester, Simmons, Justin Gunderson and Justin Johnson.

The "B" team finished the season with a record of 4-1-3 overall, 3-1-1 in district.

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