SULPHUR SPRINGS -- After a disappointing performance in a Week 1 loss to Texas High, it's been smooth sailing for the Whitehouse Wildcats.

The positive momentum created by last week's blowout defeat of Chapel HIll carried over into Friday night, when Whitehouse delivered a 66-21 thrashing of Sulphur Springs at Gerald Prim Stadium.

Whitehouse's defense gang-tackles a Sulphur Springs ball carrier during their game Friday night in Sulphur Springs. (Jim Jackson,

Whitehouse (2-1) scored 59 first-half points, including 31 in the opening quarter.

Quarterback Collin Bullard passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, while Shemar Smith collected 207 yards of offense and scored twice for Whitehouse. Bullard finished the night 7 of 14 passing for 213 yards, and ran for 52 yards on eight carries, while Smith caught four passes for 140 yards and ran four times for 67 yards.

Whitehouse got first-quarter touchdowns from four different players. Bullard had a 5-yard scoring run, Smith a 24-yard TD run, Isaac Little a 19-yarder for six, and Javier Neal returned a punt 59 for a touchdown in the Wildcats' 31-point first quarter.

Whitehouse didn't stop there, scoring four more touchdowns in the second quarter -- a Braylon Shackelford 5-yard run, a Smith 75-yard reception, a 48-yard run from Tanner Roach, and a 25-yard TD catch by Trent Williams.

Sulphur Springs' Tanner Ramirez tossed a couple of touchdowns, one to Bubba Hall, who finished with 93 yards on five receptions.

Both teams are off next week before beginning league play Sept. 25. Sulphur Springs plays at Texas High to open 15-5A action, while Whitehouse travels to John Tyler in their 16-5A opener.