SSHS is on pace to challenge school records

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

Sept. 25, 2007 - Getting to the playoffs is the first goal for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, but this season could also challenge some school records.

Going into their bye week, the Wildcats are on pace to scare the school's single season scoring record, while at the same time, junior quarterback Tyrick Rollison could become Sulphur Springs' top passer.

The school record for most points during the regular season came in 1993 when the Wildcats put up 397 points, an average of 39.7 per game. That team eclipsed the previous record, set in 1991, of 393 points.

The current Wildcats are scoring at a 39.3-point per game clip, having scored 157 points in four games.

Along the way, Rollison has completed 116-of-166 passes (70.0 percent) for 1,401 yards and 14 TD passes, which puts him in the top 5 among SSHS single-season passers. The school records are 183 completions in 344 attempts by Logan Turner in 2005. Ryan Henry has the most yards, 2,417, in 2003, and the highest completion percentage (61.5 percent). Turner holds the TD record of 20.

In 1 1/2 seasons, Rollison has thrown for 2,441 yards in his career, which is fourth all-time behind Turner's 4,473, Henry's 3,747 and the 2,515 put up by Jordan Stanley from 1979 to 1981.

Also, senior wide receiver Chris Thompson has caught four TD passes, which puts him almost halfway to the school record of nine recorded by Kendall Wright in 2003.

The Wildcats will try to add to their win total and their yardage total when they travel to Texarkana to play Liberty-Eylau on Friday, Oct. 5, their final non-district game.

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