Sulphur Springs fought hard and played a season-best game, but ultimately fell short up against a stout Royse City offense, losing 42-28 on Friday, Oct. 8.
The Wildcats football team pulled the game within one or two possessions at several different points; unfortunately for Coach Greg Owens’s squad, the Bulldogs went tit-for-tat with his team.
The pre-season District 8-5A MVP Champ Petty-Dozier showed why he was favored to win the award, racking up almost 200 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
The Wildcats looked the best they have all season long on Friday, scoring touchdowns on 1/4 of their offensive drives, and Coach Kurt McCain’s defense made crucial stops to keep Sulphur Springs in the game.
Korderrian “Bull” Turner recovered a fumble deep in Wildcats territory and the special teams unit recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a touchdown to pull the game within seven at 21-14 with just under 10 minutes to go.
The Bulldogs ended up going on a 21-14 run over the final eight minutes that propelled them to victory at Gerald Prim Stadium.
The Wildcats offense scored the second most points on the season at 28; QB Brady Driver connected on a 29 yard pass to WR Weston Fields for a touchdown; both players lone score on the night.
Senior RB Jesse Bailey got the last TD on the night for Coach Greg Owens’s team.
The loss drops the Wildcats football team’s season record to 0-6 overall (0-3 district).
Next up, Sulphur Springs will be back on the road next Friday when they travel to Corsicana to take on the Tigers.
That game is set to kick off at 7:30 P.M.
We will not be livestreaming next Friday’s match in Corsicana, but we will however be broadcasting the Wildcats’ fourth district game over the radio on KSST 1230 AM.