It was a two-game sweep over visitors from Mount Pleasant by the Wildcats in eighth grade football competition Tuesday.

The Sulphur Springs eighth grade B team defeat got a shutout, winning 14-0 in the early game at Gerald Prim Stadium.

Riley Hammons was 4-of-8 passing for 75 yards and one score.

Matthew Brown contributed a 37-yard scoring run in the third period to put the game on ice. Brown had 70 total yards. Preston Norris added 65 yards on the ground.

“The B team defense played great as a unit and kept Mount Pleasant off the scoreboard,” said coach Kevin Hatcher.

Standouts on defense were Branson Lynn, David Campbell, Alex Rivera, Alexis Pasion and Kiegan Shehan. Brown had several tackles, including one for a loss behind the line.

The Wildcats were active on offense the entire game and had one would-be touchdown called back due to a penalty.

Sulphur Springs got inside the red zone and had another scoring opportunity late in the contest. Hammons took a knee to run out the final seconds of the game.

In the A team game, the Wildcats rallied late to take a 26-16 win over a tough Mount Pleasant squad.

Quarterback Matt Mitchell scored on runs of 9, 3 and 4 yards. For the game, he totaled 75 passing yards and 100 on the ground, according to Hatcher.

Parker Wisenhunt caught three passes for 40 yards; C.J. Williams, one grab for 20 yards; and Jimmy Glenn snagged one pass for 10.

Ma’Kaylan Rush had 150 yards rushing on the night. He scored on a 42-yard burst in the third period for the Wildcats.

Coaches praised the offensive line composed of Kordrick Turner, D’Alton Givens, Cole Haney, Nick Cantillo and Sean Dial for a dominant game.

“The Wildcats defense was lead by Luke Caton. Trip Smith and Sean Dial were in the backfield on a regular basis. Mathew Clark shut down his side of the field from his corner position. The defense caused two turnovers and swarmed to the ball all night,” coach Hatcher said.

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