Bringing out the umbrellas......It was a "soggy" night for football, in Whitehouse, as the halftime
activities were omitted and the spirit of the Wildcats "dampened" with a 38-33 loss, on the road.
Wildcats Lose Close One 38-33
by: Bobby McDonald
Photos by: a "drowned" Cathy Lumsden Bryan
On what proved to be a "soggy" Friday night, in Whitehouse, the Wildcats suffered another close game loss, 38-33. Like the previous week, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats were within "striking distance" of winning the game, in the last minutes of the game, but the Whitehouse Wildcats persevered and held onto the victory margin, as they stopped Sulphur Springs' assault.
"We made a number of mistakes in this game, that cost us," expressed Coach Greg Owens, in his assessment of the game. "But, then you've got to consider that we have a number of players out with injuries and others playing in their place. Yes, that's going to cause some mistakes but your also allowing some kids to play and gain some exeprience and depth in our line-up, during these pre-season games!"
The Wildcats were plagued with penalties throughout the game, that cost them a number of yards and suffered a couple of fumbles within the 20 yard line. Actually the offense did a good job of executing their plays, when you look at them scoring 33 points against Whitehouse, when you subtract the number of yards lost from the penalties.
"The game is over and we've got plenty of things to work on, this week, as we get focused on facing Paris, in the homecoming match-up, Friday night," continued Owens. "We've got to come home and go back to the drawing board and correct some of the things that we 'messed up' on in Whitehouse!"
The halftime exhibition was cancelled because of rain, in Whitehouse, but the entire Northeast Texas area needs the rain, so no one was griping too much!
Enjoy these photos from Friday night's match-up, in Whitehouse: