Young Wildcats emerge unbeaten against Paris

From Staff Reports

Oct. 26, 2007 - The Sulphur Springs subvarsity teams went unbeaten Thursday against Paris, winning four games and tying one.

The SSHS junior varsity and both freshmen teams emerged victorious, while the SSMS eighth-graders won one game and tied another.

Junior Varsity

SSHS 27, Paris 14

PARIS - The Wildcats got two touchdowns apiece from Lemarcus Kendricks and Devion Hill to outscore Paris.

Kendricks, who had over 100 yards receiving, caught both of his TDs off the arm of quarterback Colton Lee. Hill had about 150 yards rushing and scored both of his TDs on the ground.

The Wildcats only punted once.

Coach Triston Abron said linebacker Tyler Higginbotham had an outstanding game.

"We did what we had to do to give ourselves a shot to be playing for the district championship next week at Texas High," he said.

The SSHS JV is now 5-3 on the year, 3-0 in District 11-4A.

Freshmen

SSHS "A" 49, Paris 32

PARIS - Sulphur Springs turned to the running game and it paid off with more than 300 yards on the ground, most of it provided by Joe Scott and Kaylon Alexander.

Scott and Alexander each ran for more than 150 yards and scored twice. Scott also added two conversion runs.

Quarterback Tripp Reeves also threw two touchdown, a jailbreak screen to Irvin Anderson that covered 65 yards and an 8-yard pass to Tylan Harris right before the half. Reeves ended up throwing for over 150 yards.

Coach Jarrod Hammack said the offensive line opened up huge holes for the running backs, allowing the Cats to control the game on the ground.

The SSHS defense played well, despite the score, because Paris took advantage of two Sulphur Springs special teams turnovers inside the 20-yard line and also had a fumble return for a TD.

Top tacklers were Dylan Owsley, Josh Riley, Adrian Johnson, Scott and Chad Evans.

The Wildcats improved to 6-2 overall, 2-1 in district.

SSHS "B" 18, Paris 12

PARIS - The Wildcats remained unbeaten (8-0, 3-0) behind TD runs from quarterback David Mobley and running back Chris Duran and a TD pass of 30 yards from Mobley to Vincent Rasmussen.

Middle School

SSMS "A" 28, Paris "A" 8

Kody Chester and Kendrick Daniels had two touchdowns each for the Wildcats.

Offensive standouts were Justin Owens, Cody Clayton, Kryshad Ivery and the Wildcats offensive line.

The coaches praised the defensive play of Daniels, Chester, Garrick "The Moose" Mosely and Ethan Boatman.

The "A" team is now 4-2, 2-1.

SSMS "B" 14, Paris "B" 14

Dadrian Smith had another big game for the Wildcats (3-0-3, 2-0-1) with two touchdowns and 200 yards rushing in the game. One of his touchdown was a 96-yard run.

Coaches also praised the play of Sala Liem on offense.

Defensive standouts were Blake Chester, Blake Barnett and Justin Gunderson, who had an interception and caused two turnovers. Erick Simmons also was recognized on defense.

SSMS Blue 6, SSMS White 0

The coaches praised the play of Josue Leon, who scored the only touchdown in the game for the Blue team, while the White team was led by Jakarian Shaw.

Defensive leaders were Leon and Colten Goolsby for the Blue team and Jade Hill for the White team.

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