After a week off to heal a few bumps and bruise, the undefeated Royse City Bulldogs are ready to take on the Wildcats from Sulphur Springs in football.
The Bulldogs will travel to Sulphur Springs on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Gerald Prim Stadium. It will also be the Bulldogs’ first District 8-5A contest of the season.
Sulphur Springs lost a squeaker last Friday night against the Terrell Tigers. Terrell captured the early district win by recovering a fumble in the end zone and kicking a 44-yard field goal to give Terrell its first win of the season. The Sulphur Springs Wildcats are still searching for their first win after losing 15-13 to Terrell, a 53-17 loss to Frisco Wakeland and losing to Lucas Lovejoy 34-27.
But don’t expect Sulphur Springs to be a pushover, because the Wildcats are far from that. The Wildcats’ quarterback is Kaden Wallace and the junior signal caller has completed 60 percent of his passes this season. Caden Davis is the top rusher for Sulphur Springs, averaging 70 yards per game. Wallace spreads his passes around to 11 different receivers, but his favorite targets are Chase Haney and Zack Tiemyer.
Royse City, on the other hand, has found a powerful offense and a stingy defense in 2019. The Bulldogs are averaging 32.5 points per game and allowing only 10.5 points. Those offensive numbers relate to an average of 562.5 yards per game while allowing only 201 yards.
Running back Bryce Martinez is averaging 107 yards rushing yards per game for the Bulldogs.
Quarterback Tyson Oliver is completing 76.3 percent of his passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns in just two games.
Fullback Payton Petroff is a very valuable asset to the Bulldog offense as he has rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown and has eight receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Junior wide receiver Ketron Jackson is the Bulldogs’ favorite receiver with 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Bulldog Michael Alphin is making noise with his season so far. The junior receiver wide receiver has seven catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.
So expect the Bulldogs to use all their tools to gain a district win over the Wildcats and possibly improve their winning streak to seven games.
For the most part the Bulldogs come into this game healthy and hungry to avenge last season’s 28-10 loss to the Wildcats.
The address to Prim Stadium in Sulphur Springs is 1000 Houston St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482
Last Week’s Results
Royse City (Open)
Terrell 15, Sulphur Springs 13
Corsicana 20, Greenville 7
Ennis 49, Kaufman 14
North Forney 57, Forney 10
Wylie East 21, Woodrow Wilson 18
South Oak Cliff 61, Wilmer-Hutchins 0
Lancaster 42, South Grand Prairie 27
Frisco Lone Star 30, Highland Park 19
Red Oak 68, Frisco Heritage 23
Flower Mound Marcus 55, Waxahachie 38
Allen 28, Coppell 21
Rockwall 58, Arlington Bowie 33
Jesuit 31, Wylie 10
Garland 31, Richardson 24
Rockwall-Heath 47, Richland 18
This Week’s Games and Predictions
Royse City at Sulphur Springs — Royse City by 21
Kaufman at Corsicana — Corsicana by 18
North Forney at Ennis — Ennis by 7
Terrell at Forney — Terrell by 3
Rockwall-Heath at McKinney North — Heath by 6
Sunnyvale at Glen Rose — Sunnyvale by 16
Whitesboro at Farmersville — Whitesboro by 10
Pilot Point at Gunter — Gunter by 9
Crandall at Dallas Carter — Carter by 12
Arlington Martin at Rockwall — Rockwall by 24
Sachse at Wylie — Wylie by 2
Garland at South Garland — Garland by 10
Allen at Plano — Allen by 7
Plano West at Jesuit — Jesuit by 19