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Wildcats Football Struggles Against Top-10 Ennis Lions

The Wildcats football team could not find their footing in the first half in a 47-14 loss in Ennis versus the Lions. 

The Lions came in to Friday, Sept. 24’s district match-up as the number four team in 5A Division II, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas High School Football.

Things got off to a rocky start for Sulphur Springs when Wildcats QB Matthew Mitchell was sacked in the end zone for a safety. 

The ensuing drive from Ennis resulted in a touchdown, to give the Lions a quick 9-0 lead in the first quarter. 

Thanks to a number of Lions’ deep balls resulting in six points, and a Wildcats defense that was gassed trying to get off the field, the points kept coming for Ennis as they lead 44-0 at halftime. 

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The Ennis Lions looked like a team with state title aspirations as they were impressive on both sides of the ball.

Their defense was able to force a number of three-and-outs and recover some Wildcat turnovers that tended to turn into points for Ennis. 

The second half was a cruise to the finish for the Lions, as both teams combined for a total of five offensive drives. 

Coach Greg Owens’s program did manage to outscore Ennis 14-3 in the second half.

Sulphur Springs was able to get two fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 3-yard rush from CJ Williams and a 56-yard bomb from Mitchell, both occurring over the course of two minutes.

The 47-14 loss drops the Wildcats football team’s overall record to 0-5 overall (0-2 district). 

Next up, Coach Greg Owens and his program will be off next Friday enjoying their one bye of the fall 2021 season. 


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Author: Ross LaBenske

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