Pine Tree Outlasts Sulphur Springs in Wild 55-47 Win
SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Pine Tree Pirates scored 28 points in a wild fourth quarter to earn a 55-47 win over Sulphur Springs in the District 16-5A opener for both teams Friday night at Gerald Prim Stadium.
Pine Tree (1-4, 1-0) snapped a four-game losing streak to begin the season in the process, while Sulphur Springs (2-2, 0-1) dropped its second consecutive game.
The Pirates entered the fourth quarter trailing 32-27, but after a field goal and a Keshon Williams 2-yard touchdown run, they held a 38-32 advantage. Another field goal pushed Pine Tree's lead to nine points.
Sulphur Springs answered back with touchdowns to end consecutive possessions. Ryan Humphries connected with Landry Tyson for a 67-yard score, and after recovering an onside kick, the Wildcats regained the lead, 47-41, on a Lawrence Worthy touchdown with a little more than two minutes remaining.
But Pine Tree scored a few seconds later on Wade Seidel's 27-yard touchdown pass to Ja'Von Coleman to take back the lead. The Pirates sealed the deal with an interception return four a touchdown.
Seidel passed for 378 yards and two touchdowns to lead Pine Tree.
Each team's season resumes next Friday. Sulphur Springs plays at Marshall (1-4, 1-0), while Pine Tree faces Mount Pleasant (1-4, 0-1).