It will be something of a bye weekend for Sulphur Springs sports.
Normally, Fridays and Saturday bring Wildcats football, Lady Cats volleyball, and Wildcats and Lady Cats cross country, but on the Sept. 24 edition of Friday gameday the volleyball team will be enjoying one of their two byes in district play today.
So with that, today, Friday Sept. 24 brings Wildcats football and tomorrow brings the first ever Wildcat Invitational for the cross country team.
Wildcats football will be out in Ennis tonight to take on a top-10 Lions team.
Coach Greg Owens’s program reeled a bit earlier this week after their Homecoming district-opening loss last Friday to Crandall.
But the Wildcats football head coach said that they had a good week of practice and instead of harping on what went wrong for his team last Friday, they have been energetic and ready to take on a tough Ennis Lions team.
It will not be easy though for the Lions come into the game 4-0 (1-0 district) after their 28-0 win to open district play in Greenville last Friday.
But now Coach Sam Harrell’s squad will shift their focus from their shutout win last Friday versus Greenville to tonight’s match-up with the Sulphur Springs Wildcats [0-4 overall (0-1 district)].
That game is set to kick-off at 7:30 P.M.
We will not be livestreaming tonight’s match in Ennis, but we will however be broadcasting the Wildcats’ second district game over the radio on KSST 1230 AM.
Moving over to the cross country team, Wildcats head Coach Ross Hicks is all too excited to get the first ever Wildcat Invitational underway.
His team had a solid outing last Friday in Hallsville at the Hallsville Invitational, with several runners recording personal-record (PR) times.
And even though his teams did extremely well in Hallsville, he hopes his program not only competes well again tomorrow, but wins the first ever cross country 5K hosted by Sulphur Springs.
Coach Hicks said he has been trying to put this invitational together for years, and will enjoy his team being a leg-up on the competition since they have been practicing the course all season long.
Races will start for the first ever Wildcats Invitational tomorrow starting with 5A and 6A runners at 8 A.M.
As mentioned earlier the Lady Cats volleyball team are enjoying a much-needed bye today after competing against four district foes.
Coach Bailey Dorner’s squad has won five of their last six contests, including Tuesday’s road win at Pine Tree, with the only match her volleyball team lost during that stretch was at home in a five-set classic versus Texas High on Sept. 14.
After taking some time away from the court, the Lady Cats volleyball team will be back on the road when they travel to Hallsville to take on the always-tough district foe Hallsville on Tuesday.
That game is set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 5 P.M. beginning with JV/Freshman squads, followed by the varsity Lady Cats game at 6 P.M.