2013 LSG Team Preview — Sulphur Springs Wildcats

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Sulphur Springs Wildcats

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Team: Sulphur Springs Wildcats (14-4A)

Team Colors: Royal Blue/Gold

Stadium: Gerald Prim Stadium (Capacity: 7,000)

Enrollment: 1,160 -- smallest in the district out of 6 schools

Hudl: Go Wildcats!!

2013 Schedule:
Tyler Lee
Mt. Pleasant
@Texarkana Texas
@Longview Pine Tree

Coach: Greg Owens (7 years) 60-26-0 at Sulphur Springs (#1 in All Time Wins at Sulphur Springs); 119-68 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: Stay healthy - We have a chance to be really good. Played with a bunch of sophomores last season. My seniors and juniors will have a lot of game experience. The Oline are are salty and physical. Expecting great leadership from a SR Defense. District Outlook: SS, Texas High, Mt Pleasant, Hallsville

Returning Lettermen: 23

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 8

Key Players:
*Willy Ivery - Sr - RB/WR - offered by Tx State, New Mex, Toledo, N Tx, Old Dominion, Co St, - go to guy, speed, hands, athlete. DIST OFFENSIVE MVP 1,588 total yards 28 total TDs 2nd Team All-State @ RB TOP 30 WR
*Larry Pryor - Jr - QB/FS - offered by Texas, Tx Tech, TCU as FS. physical dominant player, can take over a game. 1st Team All-District 118 tackles AP Honorable Mention All-State TOP JR Pre-Season All-State
*Zach Spigner - Jr - FS - talented, physical safety. DIST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 89 tackles
*Sr receiver - Isaiah Lacy
*Sr receiver - Alex Burney
*Oline - JR Jess Jenkins,
*Oline - JR Landon Watkins, 1st Team All-District
*Oline - JR Austan Davis,
*Oline - JR Seth Harred
*Defense - Ross Cody,
*Defense - Blake Doughtie, 2nd Team All-District 57 tackles
*Defense - Garrett Hood,
*Defense - Barry Stribling,
*Defense - Dekeistan Mosley, 46 tackles
*Defense - Dedric Smith,
*Defense - Brennan Brock
*DL - JR Bryton Wood 2nd Team All-District 56 tackles

JV Record: 5-5

Primary Offensive Formation: Spread

Primary Offensive Formation: 4-3

* Head Coach Greg Owens has turned things around going 58-18 over the past 6 seasons after starting his first year at 2-8
* LSG Pre-Season Ranking

  • Mike Says: The Wildcats had another great season last year which was highlighted by lots of high scoring games. They bring 13 starters back from that team that included lots of JR's that played well last year as SOPH's. They should have a solid defense led by DB Larry Pryor. The offense has a few holes to fill but RB/WR Willy Ivery will be fun to watch. Look for them to go 8-2 or 7-3 in the regular season and most likely win the district title. After that they should be good for 1 or 2 rounds in the playoffs.
  • Chris Says: Sulphur Springs looks locked and loaded for another 14-4A district crown.  They did lose a good chunk of starters, but those they got back were some of the best players.   Expect the season to start off rough once again, but the Wildcats will be fine once district play starts.  The Whitehouse game in Week 2 will be a big test and should show Coach Greg Owens how much work he has before playoffs.

Last Years Record:  Overall  8-3 District 5-0

2012 Games:
at Tyler Lee (1-9) (OT) (W 35-34)
vs Sherman (9-3) (L 44-49)
at Whitehouse (10-2) (L 33-38)
vs Paris (8-4) (W 42-19)
vs Corsicana (4-7) (W 42-21)
at Mount Pleasant (8-3)* (W 71-65)
vs Texarkana Texas (3-7)* (W 45-25)
at Hallsville (7-4)* (W 38-31)
vs Longview Pine Tree (2-7)* (W 70-48)
at Marshall (1-9)* (W 62-34)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Wylie East (9-4) (McKinney) (L 33-70) Bi-District

* 6 consecutive 8+ win seasons
* Playoff Appearances (25) 1922,1939,1952,1954,1985,1986,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993

Bi-District -- 1952, 1954, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2012
Area -- 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2011
Regionals -- 1922
Quarterfinals -- 1939, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2009
Champions -- 2008

Championship History: (1) 1-0
2008 4A Division II - Sulphur Springs 69, Dayton 49

Last 5 year record: 49-16

Last 10 year record: 82-38

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