Adam Cook is in his fifth year as the Head Football Coach of the Whitehouse Wildcats. He took over in 2013. Coach Cook joined the Whitehouse coaching staff in 2006 as a quarterback coach for then head coach Randy McFarlin.
Whitehouse has started 2017 with 2 wins and a loss. After victories over Hallsville and Tyler Chapel Hill, Whitehouse ran into a buzz saw as they lost to Carthage, the #1 team in Class 4A, last week. Coach Cook says Carthage showed him areas of weakness for his team. He says he expects his team to be in the thick of things in the district race this year. Whitehouse doesn’t open district play for another three weeks. They play Kennedale next week and then have a bye before district play begins.
Coach Cook says leaders on his defense include three-year starter safety Javier Neal, defensive tackles Christian Owens and Darius Trimble and cornerback Kyevon Rider. Offensive leaders according to Coach Cook include wide receiver Cameron Cantrell, quarterback Jacob Clemons, running back Clayton Cook, wide receiver Kendrion Johnson and tight end Brandon Bullard.
Concerning Sulphur Springs, Coach Cook calls them much improved this year. He says both teams have been very similar in the past. But Coach Cook says Whitehouse now does things a little different on defense than Sulphur Springs. He says fans can also expect to see differences on offense since Whitehouse has a new offensive coordinator this season. He says quarterback Ryan Humphries is the best spread quarterback his team has faced this year. Coach Cook says Sulphur Springs will do a good job of preparing his team for district play this year.
Sulphur Springs Wildcats travel to Whitehouse for a 7:30 p.m. start. The game will be broadcast on KSST. Video replay of the game will be seen on Suddenlink Cable Channel 18.