Garrett McCain Throws 7 Touchdowns to Lead Wylie East to 70-33 Rout of Sulphur Springs
McKINNEY -- Garrett McCain put on a quarterback clinic Friday night, throwing for 384 yards and seven touchdowns to help Wylie East handle Sulphur Springs, 70-33, in a Class 4A Division II bi-district matchup at Poe Stadium.
Wylie East (8-3) and its dynamic offense will face one just like it in Whitehouse (10-1) in the area round at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Homer B. Johnson Stadium in Garland. Mount Pleasant, one of four 14-4A teams to lose Friday night, ended its season at 8-3.
Six of McCain's touchdowns came in the first half, which ended with Wylie East already up 56-14. McCain was near perfect, completing 20 of 24 passes on the night, averaging 19 yards per completion.
McCain connected with Marcell Ateman for five touchdowns -- coming on throws of 47, 10, 33, 21 and 24 yards. Ateman finished the game with 11 catches for 197 yards.
Not far behind Ateman was Quan Jones, who caught seven passes for 157 yards and McCain's other two touchdowns. The duo connected for a 65-yard score early in a 21-point second quarter for Wylie East.
McCain also added a touchdown rushing and finished with 64 yards on eight attempts, while Jabari Anderson rushed for 149 yards and two scores on 14 carries.
Sulphur Springs, which was losing 70-21 before scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and the game already out of reach, got five touchdown passes from quarterback Brad Macek in the loss.
Macek completed 23 of 35 passes for 359 yards with an interception in the loss. Three of his touchdowns went to Alex Burney, who had four catches for 51 yards.
Wildcats star Buddy Ivery had 127 yards rushing on 21 carries, while Willy Ivery caught five passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.
The teams combined for 1,193 yards of offense in the game, not to mention 49 points in the first quarter alone.