Texas High at Sulphur Springs
TEAMS: Texas High (2-3, 0-1) at Sulphur Springs (2-4, 0-2) KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m., Gerald Prim Stadium. LAST WEEK: The Wildcats fell to Marshall, 50-20, and the Tigers had an open date. LAST YEAR: Texas High topped Sulphur Springs, 23-10.
GAME FACTS: THS holds a 10-3 lead over the last 13 meetings. The Tigers are averaging 24.2 points per game and giving up 26 points per game. The Wildcats are scoring 26 an outing and allowing 32.2. Both teams have played Marshall in district play, the Tigers falling 35-33 and SS losing, 50-20, last week for its fourth straight loss. Texas High QB Coltin Clack has completed 79 of 134 passes for 931 yards, 10 TDs and six interceptions. WR Tevailance Hunt, who was quiet his first two games, has scored eight times and is among the area leaders with 30 catches for 368 yards. Sulphur Springs coach Greg Owens is in his 11th season in charge of the Wildcat program. COACHES’ COMMENTS: Texas High’s Stanford—“Our first five games were all very physical games, they were close ballgames and highly contested in all of them. It was good in the middle of the season to catch our breath after those five, and mentally and
physically just get our minds and legs back underneath us to keep going forward.
“Each week we’ve improved to a certain extent and certain phases of the game, and that’s the biggest thing, as coaches, we’re looking at each week, just seeing that progress in every aspect. We have yet to play our best game; our best football is still ahead of us. This week we want to continue to see progress and see a complete game put together, offensive and
defense matching the intensity of each other, and special teams matching those as well.”
Sulphur Springs’ Owens—“We need to be more consistent on offense, and on defense not give up the big play. We’ve allowed too many conversions on thirdandand those type of things; we just need to keep the game in front of us and go tackle. My fear, always, is that Texas High has the speed they have.
“Defensively, they always play sound and don’t make mistakes; they force you to make mistakes and take advantage. That’s how their still playing under Coach Stanford, and how they’ve always been since I’ve been facing them. They’ve got good athletes and do a good job of rallying to the ball.
“We’ve got to be smart. We had five turnovers (to open up district) against Pine Tree, and last week we had two turnovers and allowed 14 points on punt returns. There are things we can do to improve, figure some of those things out and play fundamental football.”
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TONIGHT’S LINEUPS (Numbers in parentheses)
TEXAS HIGH OFFENSE: LT-Daevion Williams (77), 265; LG-Elian Bustos (68), 270; C-Soloman Davis (50), 250; RG-Ladd Presdton (55), 255; LT-Mason Shoalmire (72), 265; HB-Riley Russell (11), 185; WR-Jaqualin Brown (7), 175; FLKChris Lyles (3), 165; QB-Coltin Clack (1), 220; SLOT-Vonderick Stanley (4), 160; WR-Tevailance Hunt (9), 180; TB-Chris Sutton (21), 170; PK-Logan Snell (34), 200.
TEXAS HIGH DEFENSE: DE-Deidrick Reeves (25), 210; DT-Jaylin Franklin (48), 275; DE-Dejonte Harper (24), 225; SLB-Keidrick Reeves (27), 170; MLB-Chris Arnold (45), 215; WLB-Davon Williams (40), 215; OLB-Tim Noble (32), 175; CB-Darrell Webster (16), 170; SS-Deshaveon Burks (35), 170; FS-Davarian Malone (31), 170;
CB-Chrishad Manning (26), 155; PNTLogan Snell (34).
SULPHUR SPRINGS OFFENSE: LT-Jesus Olivo (77), 280; LG-Ethan Rogers (70), 285; C-Ian Blanch (74), 260; RG-Norris English (76), 335; RT-Jaxon Chaney (52), 200; WR-Landry Tyson (16), 170; SLOT-Austin Dodd (11), 165; QB-Ryan Humphries (12), 175; TB-Lawrence Worth (6), 185; FLK-Jase Thompson (14), 160; WR-Simeon Taylor (10), 165; PK-Angel Tavera (33), 160.
SULPHUR SPRINGS DEFENSE: DT-D’idrec Dugan (98), 230; NG-Jose Rodriguez (92), 225; DT-Calvin Eckert (82), 210; OLB-Cason Churchman (18), 170; WLB-KJ Abron (340, 185; MLB-Jaxon Reneau (44), 205; SLB-Rio Becerra (19), 175; CB-Damiyon Dugan (4), 140; FS-DJ Abron (17), 160; SS-Austin Dodd (11); CB-Terrell Turman (7), 175; PNTAngel Tavera (33).
R. RUSSELL Texas High