Playoff Hopes End In Shootout
Sulphur gave Jones everything they wanted and more for two and a half quarters Friday night, but the state’s No. 1 team flexed its muscles and pulled away, ending the Dogs’ season in a 58-28 loss.
The Dogs finished the season 9-3, posting back-to-back 9-win seasons and getting playoff wins both years. This year, Sulphur lost to the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 teams in the state.
“I was really proud of the way our kids battled,” said Sulphur head coach Jim Dixon. “They fought all night long and all year long. We had a lot of injuries but to win nine games in each of the last two years, it’s really something to be proud of.”
The Dogs led 21-12 with 5:29 left in the first half after Trey Kiser punched it in from a yard out - one of his many big plays on the night. But the Longhorns returned the ensuing kick to the 3-yard line and Rowdy Warner, who had four touchdowns on the night, ran it in from two yards out quickly after to cut the lead to 21-20 with 4:00 left in the half.
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