The Wildcats 7 on 7 football team has one last tournament to qualify for next weekend’s 7 on 7 state championship tourney. Friday (June 23) the Wildcats chase their dream at a Rowlett state qualifier tournament. To qualify, the Wildcats must win their pool and one more game. Four teams will qualify for state out of the 32-team field at Rowlett.
The Wildcats pool includes Tyler Lee, Richardson Pearce and Denison. The Wildcats will be attempting to become just the second Sulphur Springs team to qualify for the state 7 on 7 tournament. The Wildcats 2008 7 on 7 team went to state the summer before the entire football team won the 2008 state championship in December.
Wildcats Football Offensive Coordinator Matt Young says the team knows they have the ability to qualify and he adds they are highly motivated. He says they hope to maintain the good rhythm they had last Saturday as they won two and lost one in Tyler. If the Wildcats qualify Friday, they will have to do so without several of their good players. Coach Young says Simeon Taylor, Terrell Turman and Jase Thompson will be unavailable due to family commitments Friday. Coach Young says the Wildcats have depth and now will be depending on contributions from players such as Brady Crouse, Kyle Alexander, Jermond Amos, Sebastian Adams and Tiesan Goodson.
Top quarterbacks Ryan Humphries and D’Corian Young will be throwing the ball. On defense the Wildcats will be depending on linebackers Kylan Wade, Rio Becerra, Cason Churchman and Hunter Smithson and on defensive backs D.J. Abron and Pacen Edwards. Playing on both sides of the ball will be Cor’Tavius Pruitt, Austin Dodd and Cason Goodson.