Sub-varsity teams win two games

By DON WALLACE, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Oct. 25, 2008 - It could have been worse or better.

In Thursday night sub-varsity football competition, Sulphur Springs managed two wins, two losses and a tie against Mount Pleasant foes.

Eighth grade

The three Sulphur Springs teams got the perk of playing their games atGerald Prim Stadium.

The Sulphur Springs C team fell by a 36-0, but had some spirited performances against the visiting Tigers.

The Wildcats fell behind early by an 8-0 score. A bad snap on a punt for Sulphur Springs setthe visitors up deep in Wildcat territory.

Mount Pleasant's Juan Bertran scored on a 15-yard run. The two point conversion was good and the Wildcats were up16-0 in the second period.

Sulphur Springs got a nice return on the ensuing kickoff by Brennon Brock. The Wildcats also got 39 yards of all-purpose yardage from AlexBurney, but they still could not get on the scoreboard.

A Mount Pleasant interception stopped a Wildcat possession. Sulphur Springs trailed 22-0 at intermission.

The teams traded turnovers in the third period. Chris Thorn pounced on a fumble. For Mount Pleasant, Trey Hill picked offa pass. Hill later scored for the Tigers, Ty Wilkerson added a two point conversion. The visitors added another score and won by the 36-0 final.

Cody Dennis had a good reception for positive yardage for Sulphur Springs. Brock ended the game with 48total yards.

Coaches said Jesse Trujilla and Daniel Torres played well on defense.

"Mount Pleasant scored in the first half and we could not get any deep drives going," said coach Lawson Crook. "We had several turnovers, including a muffed punt which lead to Mount Pleasant scores."

The B team game ended, as it began at 0-0.

Zach Miller had 20 yards in receptions from quarterback Brad Macek. Macek had 64 yards total through the air. Tyler Holman nabbed three passes for 32 yards.

The defense was led by Antone Milton and Tucker Johnson with sacks. Macek recovered a fumble and picked off a pass. Kason Freelen also had an interception.

"It was a defensive struggle.Both teams had drives, but were stopped or fumbled. Mount Pleasant had five fumbles," Crook added.

The Sulphur Springs offense got in high gear in the A team game. Conner Cooper threw three touchdown passes to lead the WIldcats to a 20-0 victory.

The first half was dominated by the defense. Jenner Jackson made several key tackles and Jonathan Bowers recovered a fumble for the Wildcats.

Sulphur Springs used Willie Ivery runs an to advance to the Mount Pleasant 19-yard line before the drive stalled on downs. The game was scoreless at the half.

In the third period, Sulphur Springs drove 52-yards for a score. The capping play was a Cooper to Jaquarius Johnson 10-yard scoring connection. The extra point attempt was foiled by a bad snap.

The Wildcats were soon padding their 6-0 lead after converted an onside kick.Bowers recovered the loose pigskin at the Mount Pleasant 41-yard line. Cooper then connected with Johnson on a 28-yard scoring pass, with Johnson coming up with a juggling catch in traffic. The try for a two point conversion failed, but Sulphur Springs had a 12-0 near the end of the third period.

Willie Ivery set up the next touchdown with a 40-yard gain on a reverse. Cooper threw to Jordan Jackson for a 15-yard scoring completion.

Cooper threw to Ivery for the two-point conversion to make the final 20-0.

Standout s were: Ivery, Cooper, Johnson, Cade Price,Jackson on offense while coaches credited Kalyle Wright, Jenner Jackson and Bowers with standout defensive play.

Ninth grade

The game was never in doubt with Justin Owens throwing three touchdown passes and running for another in the 34-0 win by the Sulphur Springs A teamin Mount Pleasant.

Owens raced over from a yard out for the first score. Dadrion Smith scored the two-point conversion to give the visiting Wildcats a 8-0 lead.

Owens then threw a 30-yard scoring pass to Tray Dean. The extra point kick was no good.

Sulphur Springs was scoring again as Owens went back to the friendly skies with an 18-yard scoring pass to Colton Williams. Owens connected with Cody Clayton for the two-point conversion as the Wildcats went up 22-0.

Cody Chester capped another scoring drive with a 9-yard scoring burst. The point after again failed, but Sulphur Springs was dominating, leading 28-0.

The final tally came on a Blake Macek 5-yard scoring pass to Smith. Sulphur Springs took the win by the final of 34-0.

Offensive standouts according to coaches were: Owens, Smith, Dean, Williams, Chester, Clayton, Macek, Kris Ford, Taylor Holman, Daniel McLarry and the offensive line.

Defensive standouts were: Jaylor Perry and Hunter Reppond. Broderick Hill, Jonathan Carlisle and Dakota Brown each with a fumble recovery and Tevin Norris added an interception. Along with Nathan Winchester with a big hit on kickoff coverage.

Junior varsity

Alvin Frazier had more than 150-yards receiving and one touchdown, but Sulphur Springs came up on the short end of a 19-15 score.

The Wildcats went up 15-12 late in the third quarter. A Sulphur Springs turnover resulted in Mount Pleasant getting the ball for the go ahead score.

Tripp Reeves had one passing touchdown, a 74-yarder to Frazier. Kaylon Alexander ran for a two-point conversion. Joe Scott added a rushing touchdown.

On defense, George Green broke up several passes and Tax Owsley played well according to coaches.

The junior varsity fell to 6-2 on the year, 2-2 in district. They played next week against Marshall.

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