Wildcat Notes: Rollison writes his name in school record book
By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY | News-Telegram Sports Editor
Oct. 7, 2007 - TEXARKANA - SSHS quarterback Tyrick Rollison put himself in the school record books on Friday.
Rollison threw six TD passes, which ties the school record, to give him 22 for the season, which erases the old mark of 20 set by Logan Turner in 2005.
With 321 yards passing, Rollison also has over 1,700 yards through the air and is on pace to eclipse the single-season passing mark of 2,416 yards set by Ryan Henry in 2003.
If he continues completing over 70 percent of his passes, as he is doing this year, that would also shatter the record of 65.1 percent set by Henry in '03. On Friday, Rollison completed the first 11 passes of the game.
None of the career passing records are safe because Rollison is only a junior.
Senior wide receiver Chris Thompson is on pace to break the single-season TD receiving record of nine set by Kendall Wright in 2003. Thompson has six touchdowns with five games to play.
TURN IT AROUND - The Wildcats had zero turnovers for the second consecutive game. They now have a plus-nine in turnover ratio (17-8). ... Sulphur Springs has four receivers with more than 20 catches apiece - Jeff Beck, Thompson, DaQualin Evans and Jace Jackson. They all have at least three TD catches each. ... The starting offensive line of senior Dakota Graham, junior Jake Russell and sophomores Alex Peek, Beau Carpenter and Colby Suggs opened the way for 367 yards of total offense.
SNAP BACK - Successful snaps have been taken for granted this year by Wildcat fans, but Friday shows how important they are. Liberty-Eylau had two bad snaps on punts, leading to nine Wildcat points. Meanwhile, SSHS long snapper Dalton Abner has been nearly perfect this year, and center Suggs has been on target with his shotgun snaps. ... The Wildcats are now 3-0 in homecoming games after ruining L-E's homecoming. ... Senior defensive linemen Rodney Evans and Tyler Francis missed the game with due to injury and illness, but their replacements had active games. Junior Ryan Miller got in on eight tackles and had the big hit of the game when he blind-sided LaMichael James after Russell had penned him up. Russell and Gabriel Rubio alternated at defensive end and combined for six tackles.
MORE HALL - SSHS junior Rashad Hall had increased carries at running back and finished with 58 yards from scrimmage (33 rushing, 25 receiving). ... Cornerbacks Shane McQueen and Darrell Franklin each had a pass defensed and 6-6 defensive end Colton Nash batted down a pass.