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Wildcats Football Suffer Loss In Closest Game Yet

Wildcats End Up on Short End of Scoreboard as Terrell Wins 15-13 in District Opener

It just was not the Wildcats night Friday (September 13) as the Terrell Tigers found a way to squeeze by the Wildcats 15-13 in Terrell in the district opener for each team. Terrell got off to a good start covering 62 yards on their opening drive to score. The Tigers first play from scrimmage was a 54 yard completion from quarterback Trey Lunsford to tight end Khalid Johnson. Tigers back DeDe George ran the last two yards for a touchdown. The extra point kick failed due to a very high snap from center that even sailed over the kickers head. Terrell led 6-0 with 10:11 left in the first quarter. Later in the quarter the Wildcats answered with an 81 yard TD drive. Senior back Da’Korian “Choc” Sims scored the touchdown on a 7 yard run. Brandon Zavala’s kick was good and the Wildcats went ahead 7-6 with 4:33 left in the opening stanza. The teams exchanged interceptions and the score remained 7-6 Wildcats after the first quarter. Wildcats senior safety Chase Haney got the Wildcats pick. In the second quarter the Wildcats threw a second interception. Just before halftime, Terrell completed a long pass to put them in range for a long field goal try. Tigers’ kicker Christian Nunez drilled a 43-yard field goal between the uprights and Terrell moved back ahead 9-7 with just 11.9 second left in the second quarter. Terrell took the 9-7 lead into the halftime locker room. The Wildcats retook the lead just before the end of the third quarter. Again Sims got the touchdown, this time on a 9-yard run. The Wildcats extra point kick attempt was foiled by a bad snap. The Wildcats were back on top 13-9 with just 17.1 second left in the third period. Before the quarter was over, the Wildcats were successful with an onside kick and things looked good for the Wildcats heading into the fourth quarter. Little did they know that heartbreak awaited them in the fourth quarter. A Wildcats drive stalled and they lined up for a long field goal attempt. An errant snap eluded holder Campbell Cody and kicker Zavala picked up the ball to make the best of the busted play. Zavala was hit and he fumbled. Terrell’s Johnson picked up the fumble and raced 65 yards to the end zone for a touchdown. The extra point kick was blocked by the Wildcats but the Tigers were back in the lead, 15-13 with 8:35 left in the fourth quarter. It stayed that way and the Wildcats put on a final drive as they frantically tried to beat the clock. On fourth down with just second left, the Wildcats decided on a field goal attempt. Zavala’s kick went wide left and when a Terrell player ran into Zavala, it went uncalled. All Terrell had to do was take a knee killing the final second and a half on the clock. A Terrell team that won only a single game last year tasted victory in their third game this season. The Wildcats are 0-1 in district play and 0-3 for the season. They play Royse City next Friday at Gerald Prim Stadium on Homecoming.

DISTRICT SCORES

Terrell 15, Sulphur Springs 13

North Forney 57, Forney 10

Ennis 49, Kaufman 14

Corsicana 20, Greenville 7

Royse City bye

DISTRICT 8-5A DIV. II STANDINGS

Dist Season

North Forney 1-0 3-0

Ennis 1-0 2-1

Corsicana 1-0 2-1

Terrell 1-0 1-2

Royse City 0-0 2-0

Forney 0-1 1-2

Greenville 0-1 1-2

Sulphur Springs 0-1 0-3

Kaufman 0-1 0-3

SSISD Varsity Football Team 2019
Sulphur Springs Wildcats
Sulphur Springs Wildcats

Author: Chad Young

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