5A/4A Countdown: No. 4 Sulphur Springs Fueled by Ivery Brothers
Sulphur Springs enters the 2012 season without a veteran quarterback, but a pair of siblings should make the transition easier for whoever the new QB is.
Senior running back Buddy Ivery ran for more than 500 yards and four touchdowns on limited carries last season, when the Wildcats finished 8-4. Ivery averaged less than five carries per game, but gained 8.7 yards every time he ran it.
Then there's his younger brother, Willy Ivery. The junior receiver had a breakout sophomore campaign, when he caught 46 passes for 917 yards and 15 touchdowns as Sulphur Springs' aerial game-breaker.
But the Ivery brothers aren't the only players to watch out for. Senior defensive lineman Anton Walton (6-3, 240) had 19 quarterback pressures last season and will team with junior Jeffery Washington (5-8, 230) to give the Wildcats a formidable duo up front. Larry Pryor (6-0, 185) had a big freshman season last year, picking off three passes and making 47 tackles.
So the question is, who plays quarterback? Junior Derick Ingram (5-11, 170)? Someone else? Whoever it is will have the usual weapons a Sulphur Springs quarterback has as the Wildcats enter the new District 14-4A, which they are favored to win by ETSN.fm.