The Wildcats varsity 7 on 7 team played their first games of the season Saturday at Gilmer and won two and lost one. Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young said Sulphur Springs brought lots of athletes on varsity and JV high school teams and four middle school teams.
The Wildcats’ varsity opened with a 19-18 win over Lindale. Trailing at the end, the Wildcats made a two point conversion to win as quarterback D’Corian Young completed a pass to Rio Becerra. Coach Young said offensive standouts also included Simeon Taylor, Cason Goodson, Bryce McQueen and Austin Dodd. He said defensive standouts included Andy Eddins, Conner Burgin, Cor’Tavius Pruitt and Goodson.
Next the Wildcats led early but came up short against Gilmer, 35-28. Coach Young said the Wildcats were throwing into the end zone at the end trying to score. He said Landry Tyson had a good game catching the ball along with Searn Rodgers. On defense, Coach Young singled out Cason Churchman, Hunter Smithson, Sebastian Adams and D.J. Abron.
The Wildcats won a third game. Coach Young couldn’t remember the exact score how but he said it was 40-plus to 14. He said quarterback Young got in a groove in his first varsity 7 on 7 action. Starting quarterback Ryan Humphries missed the 7 on 7 action due to baseball. Coach Young said offensive standouts included Tyson, Taylor, Dodd, Jase Thompson, McQueen, Becerra and Pacen Edwards.
The JV team won 3 and lost one.
Next Gilmer will come to Sulphur Springs for 7 on 7 action on May 16.