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Wildcats Football Beats Mount Pleasant, Starts Season 2-0
Sep05

Wildcats Football Beats Mount Pleasant, Starts Season 2-0

Coach Brandon Faircloth’s team fought until the final whistle, emerging victorious in a 34-17 non-district win over the Tigers. Friday’s second straight home game for Sulphur Springs was a tight one until the finish. Wildcats football’s non-district contest versus Mount Pleasant was closer than the final score indicated. For a majority of Friday night’s contest, the rivalry game between the two schools remained...

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Wildcats Football Opens Season With Solid 21-6 Win Over Jacksonville
Aug27

Wildcats Football Opens Season With Solid 21-6 Win Over Jacksonville

Friday, Aug. 26 saw Sulphur Springs pick up a dominant 21-6 win over Jacksonville at home to begin their season. The Wildcats played with confidence in their season-opening win. The defense got off the field early several times, forced a crucial three-and-out to set up a potential last-minute scoring drive to end the first half, and the offense stayed consistent enough to not only score points, but in turn also giving their defense...

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Wildcats Football Falls 28-17 in First Scrimmage
Aug13

Wildcats Football Falls 28-17 in First Scrimmage

Wildcats football did not have the first half they had hoped for in their scrimmage opener, falling to Lindale 28-17 on Friday, Aug. 12 at Gerald Prim Stadium. Both sides of the football came out of the gate slow, paving the way for a 21-0 halftime deficit for Sulphur Springs. The second half fared much better for the Wildcats. Sulphur Springs forced several punts on defense, allowing only one score in four drives for Lindale. Coach...

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Wildcats Football Players Earn All-District Honors
Dec16

Wildcats Football Players Earn All-District Honors

It may have been a tough season for Wildcats football, but with their district rival Ennis eliminated in the Area round, AD and head football coach for Sulphur Springs Greg Owens released the District 8-5A awards for his team. While no football players made the first team all-district, four players were selected to the second team. One player, Matthew Sherman, made academic first team all-state. The aforementioned four players, three...

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Wildcats Football Head Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens Retiring
Dec03

Wildcats Football Head Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens Retiring

Wildcats football head coach and athletic director of SSISD Greg Owens is retiring from both positions. The coach confirmed the news over text on Friday, Dec. 3. Coach Owens had a decade of sustained success during his time in Sulphur Springs. Over 16 seasons, the coach’s teams made 12 playoff trips, including in 2008 when his squad won the city their first state championship when they beat Dayton in the 4A Division-II title...

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Wildcats Football Ends Season With Loss in Forney
Nov04

Wildcats Football Ends Season With Loss in Forney

The Wildcats football team looked to get their first win on the season in their final game of the 2021 season, but turnovers plagued Sulphur Springs as they lost 47-20 in Forney.  Coach Greg Owens’s team had multiple opportunities to score points throughout the game, but seven turnovers given up proved to be too much to overcome.  North Forney led 40-7 at halftime. The Wildcats never quit though and kept fighting, even when faced with...

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Thursday Game Day Brings Wildcats Football Finale in Forney Against the Falcons
Nov04

Thursday Game Day Brings Wildcats Football Finale in Forney Against the Falcons

Normally the Wildcats football team are the marquee game on Friday game day, but due to Forney and North Forney sharing a football stadium and thus having to block schedule games, this week brings the Wildcats football team having their game day on Thursday. Tonight’s game in Forney versus the Falcons is the regular-season finale for both teams. Sulphur Springs comes in to tonight’s final game of the 2021 season still...

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Wildcats Football Drops Close Contest to Forney on Senior Night
Oct30

Wildcats Football Drops Close Contest to Forney on Senior Night

The Wildcats football team had the lead at times, but ultimately it was Forney who pulled out the win on Friday, Oct. 29. Sulphur Springs led by four just under a minute in to the fourth quarter, but the game got away from Coach Greg Owens’s team after that. Forney was able to take the lead for good with under eight minutes at 31-28.  Even after the Jackrabbits kicked another field goal to go up by six, Sulphur Springs still had...

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Friday Game Day Brings Volleyball Playoff Warm-Up Game Plus Wildcats Football’s Senior Night
Oct29

Friday Game Day Brings Volleyball Playoff Warm-Up Game Plus Wildcats Football’s Senior Night

Friday Game day brings a warm-up game for the volleyball team prior to Monday’s playoff contest, plus senior night for the Wildcats football team. Coach Greg Owens and his squad may have had a tough time their last two losses, officially eliminated from post-season contention, but the last two games are all about pride for his team. They come in to tonight’s senior night contest 0-8 overall (0-5 district), and will have...

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Wildcats Football Falls Flat in Second Half, Losing 25-21 to Greenville
Oct23

Wildcats Football Falls Flat in Second Half, Losing 25-21 to Greenville

The Wildcats football led by eight at times but could not put it all together losing 25-21 versus Greenville. Coach Greg Owens’s football team once again found themselves in the best position to get their first victory on the season, but consistency on offense proved to be their downfall.  Sulphur Springs led 21-13 going in to halftime but did not score in the second half as the Lions outpaced the Wildcats 12-0 through the final...

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