PARIS -- Sulphur Springs running back Willy Ivery put the Paris Wildcats in an early hole, and quarterback Larry Pryor finished the job as the Wildcats from Hopkins County came away with a 43-9 victory in another installment of a long-standing rivalry on Friday night.

Ivery ran for two touchdowns in the first half to lift Sulphur Springs (2-2) to a 15-3 halftime lead. He added another early in the third quarter to increase the lead to 22-3.

Pryor took over from there, as the junior passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to account for the rest of the scoring in Sulphur Springs’ explosive 28-point third quarter. His touchdown throws went to Dillon Carpenter and Alex Burney.

Pryor led the aerial attack by going 14-for-22 with two touchdowns and an interception.

But it was the rushing attack of Pryor and Ivery which proved to be the primary threat. Pryor rushed for a game-high 159 yards, while Ivery ran for 135.

Derick Ingram and Barry Stribling had one interception apiece to aid Sulphur Springs’ defensive effort, which was its best of the season.

Paris (1-3) reached the end zone in the fourth quarter when sophomore running back Dren Rollerson scored from two yards out. The team’s remaining points came from a 38-yard field goal by Blake Beshirs late in the first quarter.

Sulphur Springs travels to face Corsicana next week, while Paris hosts Melissa.