LINDALE -- A frantic fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Sulphur Springs fell shy in a 52-47 loss to seventh-ranked Ennis in their Class 5A Division II Region II bi-district playoff Friday night at Eagle Stadium.

Sulphur Springs (5-6) scored 13 points in the game's final 2:05, including quarterback Larry Pryor's 15-yard run with just four seconds remaining. His 2-yard scoring run two minutes earlier cut the deficit to 52-40.

Sulphur Springs' Dillon Carpenter runs upfield after a catch during the Wildcats' 52-47 loss to Ennis in their Class 5A Division II bi-district playoff Friday night in Lindale. (Jeff Stapleton,

Ennis (9-2), which rolled up 563 total yards, advanced to the area round of the playoffs where it will meet third-ranked Mansfield Timberview (10-1) in a rematch of the teams' season opener.

Taylor Thompson rushed for a team-best 132 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries to lead Ennis, which finished with 306 rushing yards. Quarterback Devin Smith passed for 257 yards with an interception on 13 of 18 completions, and added 92 yards and two touchdowns on seven rushing attempts.

Tre Elliott, Isaac Montemayor and Dee Wilson each ran for a touchdown for Ennis.

Pryor ignited Sulphur Springs with 131 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries. He was also 18 of 26 for 203 yards, but was intercepted twice. Tyler Rosamond had a game-high 136 rushing yards on 22 carries, while Jaylon Hawkins finished with 13 carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the losing cause.

Most of the game was back-and-fourth until Ennis scored consecutive touchdowns in the fourth quarter to build a 12-point lead. Thompson had a 5-yard touchdown run, and Smith added a 20-yarder as Ennis went up 52-40 with 4:48 remaining.

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Sulphur Springs player gather after their 52-47 loss to Ennis in a Class 5A Division II bi-district playoff Friday night in Lindale. (Jeff Stapleton,