Wildcats set numerous school marks

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY | News-Telegram Sports Editor

Nov. 21, 2007 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats rewrote the school record book this football season, and may take an even bigger eraser to it next year.

That's because Tyrick Rollison, the Wildcats' talented quarterback, is just a junior and already holds almost all of the career and single-season passing records.

Joining him in the record book this year were a trio of wide receivers, seniors Jeff Beck, Chris Thompson and DaQualin Evans.

Barley missing out on getting into the top three in various other categories were safeties sophomore Bryant "Day Day" Jackson and junior Johnny McSheffery and senior kicker Oscar Marroquin.

Rollison was the top record-breaker in the Wildcats' no-huddle, spread offense. He finished the season completing 295 passes out of 424 attempts for 3,665 yards and 37 touchdowns. All of those are single-season records. He also set a record for highest completion percentage (70.0) and lowest interception percentage (0.0236).

He also holds career records for most completions (381), most yards (4,705) and most TD passes (41). He is second in school annals in most attempts with 592, which is 78 behind Logan Turner's mark set in 2004-05.

With another season similar to what he had this year, Rollison could easily surpass 8,000 career yards and 70 touchdowns.

Of course, he couldn't have done it all without his fleet of sure-handed wide receivers.

Beck's 72 receptions this year put him at No. 2 in single-season catches and also put him as the Wildcats' career-leader with 109 receptions, breaking the previous mark of 104 set by Josh Riley in 2005.

Thompson caught 11 touchdowns this year, which is the new school record, breaking the old mark by two. Thompson also is the No. 2 on the list of career TD receptions.

Evans also set a touchdown mark. He caught seven TDs this year and nine last year to give him 16 for his career, which is a new school record.

McSheffery and Bryant Jackson both intercepted five passes, which puts them in the top 10 in single-season picks. Rodrick Mosley set the school record in 1995 of 10.

Marroquin was good on six field goals this season, which puts him at No. 4 all time in school history.

As a team, the Wildcats set records for most yards in a season (4,934 in 11 games and 4,552 in 10 games), and for highest average per play with 7.1 yards.

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