Wildcat football used a big opening half to win 24-6 over Liberty Eylau.
The defense allowed one score on the opening drive of the game, but thwarted any chance of comeback as Sulphur Springs forced a three-and-out, four punts, and stopped L.E. three times on fourth down.
Three touchdowns and a field goal proved more than enough to win on Homecoming.
After giving up the game-opening touchdown drive to the Leopards, Coach Brandon Faircloth’s resilient squad fired right back, driving down the field and scoring on a rushing touchdown from CJ Williams.
The wide receiver had himself a big night. Along with his rushing score, Williams received the ball on a trick play and fired to a wide open Jaxon Haire for a Wildcat touchdown.
Another field goal swelled the lead to 10 for Sulphur Springs, but the Wildcats displayed how explosive they can be on the following drive as Matt Mitchell took a pass 31 yards downfield. Williams came up big again when he took a beautiful pass from QB Brady Driver 39-yards to the house to give Sulphur Springs a huge 24-6 lead heading into the locker room.
Coming out of the half Liberty Eylau fought tooth-and-nail to get back into the game, but could not convert on third down as they punted twice and turned it over on downs twice more. The Wildcats did force their only turnover in the game in the fourth as Bo Loggins intercepted a pass intended for a Leopard WR.
Sulphur Springs chewed up clock all along the way thanks to another 100-yd game from RB Malachi Roland. Halfway through the season, in five games, the running back has four 100-yd performances, including two straight.
The 24-6 win over L.E. on Homecoming gives Sulphur Springs a 4-1 record. Friday’s win is also the second straight for Wildcat football.
Coach Faircloth and his squad take Friday, Sept. 30 off in their one bye of the season, prior to starting district play at home versus Community (3-2) the following Friday.