The Sulphur Springs Wildcats dropped their second game of the year Friday, losing 30-21 at home to Kaufman.
While the Wildcats have a playoff berth secure, they want to end the regular district schedule on a positive note, as they trek to meet North Forney.
Looking back at the tough loss to Kaufman, Sulphur Springs had some bright spots.
Alex Guerra, defensive coordinator for the Wildcats, said he thought it was an emotional loss with the game played on Senior Night.
“I feel like we had a decent game. We were able to create turnovers and even score on one of the fumble recoveries. DQ Pitts was able to create several turnovers. Our defense line did well. Daniel Moreno did well at linebacker. I am sure we will be able to regroup after this loss. I think we have played decent the last two weeks. We just need to stay positive and focused on the job at hand, and that is beating North Forney,” said Guerra.
Pitts had four total tackles, two fumble recoveries and one score on a fumble return. Moreno was the top tackler with 13 total and one for a loss; Landry Tyson had 10 total tackles, two for losses; Austin Dodd, 10 total, one for a loss; and Bryce McQueen also had 10 tackles. George Greenway turned in eight tackles, one for a loss; Chase Haney had seven and Kylan Wade, six total stops.
On the offensive side, Sulphur Springs posted close to 300 total yards. Top rusher was Colton Allen with 12 carries for 91 yards.
Quarterback D’Corian Young completed 10-of-20 for 203 yards and two scores. McQueen was the top receiver with two grabs for 115 yards, including a 92-yard scoring catch.
“I think offensively we never got in a rhythm. Allen had a nice night on the ground, and both Tyson and McQueen made some big catches. I also thought D'Corian made some great throws. We just shot ourselves in the foot, and against a quality opponent we were not able to overcome it. Philip Rater and Hayden Daniel also fought extremely hard up front. I have no doubt we will regroup and work hard this week to get momentum back on our side,” said Matt Young, Wildcats offensive coordinator.