Wildcat Notes: Rollison has career passing game, Cats surpass '06 interception total
By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY | News-Telegram Sports Editor
Sept. 9, 2007 - SSHS junior quarterback Tyrick Rollison threw for 402 yards, which is the second-most in school history behind the 439 yards Ryan Henry had against Highland Park in 2003.
Rollison is also third in most attempts in a single game with 51. Henry threw 54 times against Highland Park. And Rollison's 28 completions tie him for third behind Henry's 39 completions.
Meanwhile, Whitehouse's Brady Attaway threw for six TDs, which matches the most given up by an SSHS defense. Texas High's Ryan Mallett also threw for six TDs in a game.
PICK TWO - Sulphur Springs has intercepted three passes this season, which is more than all of last year, when the Wildcats had just two picks. Junior cornerback Quentin Long and sophomore safety Bryant "Day Day" Jackson each came up with an interception on Friday. ... After SSHS senior Jeff Beck averaged 35 yards per kick return against McKinney, Whitehouse kept the ball away from him. Beck did not have a return among the seven kickoffs, but did catch eight passes for 70 yards. ... The Wildcats had just 5 yards rushing on 11 attempts.
EXTRA POINTS - Whitehouse had a problem with extra points, missing on three of the five kick attempts and the only passing attempt. Sulphur Springs, meanwhile, was 2-for-2 on kicks and 1-for-1 on rushing conversions. ... Three of Brittan Diamond's five punts were inside the 20-yard line. ... The officiating crew was having trouble keeping up with the game. They marked off a 20-yard penalty against the Wildcats after losing track of the down marker, then failed to mark off a 5-yard penalty against Whitehouse in the second period. ... In the end, Sulphur Springs was penalized 10 times for 79 yards and Whitehouse was flagged eight times for 57 yards.
KNOCK DOWNS - SSHS safety Johnny McSheffery knocked down two passes, while Bryant Jackson had one pass defensed and Dalton Abner had one as well.
AROUND THE DISTRICT - It was a rough night around District 11-4A as five of the teams lost and Texas High tied. Though you cannot tie games anymore in Texas high school football, you still can in Arkansas, and that's where T-High was playing crosstown rival Arkansas High. They knotted at 17-all. North Lamar was also playing out-of-state, and lost to Broken Bow, Okla., 20-6. Mount Pleasant suffered a tough loss, 28-27 in overtime to Kilgore, while Paris was blown out by Fort Worth Eastern Hills, 39-6. Lindale lost its second game to a Class 3A opponent, 23-16 to Wills Point.