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Week 2 Hopkins County Previews

Week 2 Hopkins County Previews
  • PublishedAugust 1, 2023


The first week of the High School Football season is behind us, and we’re ready to flip the calendars to the moth of September! This week a pair of Hopkins County schools will get to play in front of their home crowds, as Sulphur Springs will be the lone school remaining to play their first home game yet. 

Friday, Sept. 1 

Sulphur Springs @ Mount Pleasant 

It’s a second straight week on the road for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, who will be looking to start their season 2-0 for a second consecutive season. This time they will be going up against a Mount Pleasant team who they beat 34-17 last fall. 

Last year it was running back Malachi Roland who took over, rushing for a season-high 133 yards and one touchdown. In the passing game it was then sophomore Skylar Lewis who led the team in catches (3), receiving yards (66) and receiving touchdowns (1). 

It was also another great game for quarterback Brady Driver, who threw for 169 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for 51 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 

Defensively it was a pair of then sophomores Ty Bybee and Nathan Andrews who had standout performances. Bybee had the second most tackles in the game with nine, while Andrews consistently put pressure on the quarterback and racked up one sack. 

In 2022 it was a pair of home wins to start the season which propelled the Wildcats season. This year they will be looking to do the same thing, only with a pair of road wins. 

Como-Pickton vs Detroit 

After opening their season on the road against Simms Bowie, the Como-Pickton Eagles will get the chance to play their first home game of the season, which will be played at Winnsboro High School. They will be going up against the Detroit Eagles, which was the one team they beat last season. 

Como-Pickton came up with the 38-14 win on the road, and this time they will get to play Detroit without a home field advantage. They will certainly be looking to get another win against them this fall. 

Cumby vs Union Grove 

The Cumby Trojans are on the exact opposite trajectory of Sulphur Springs, opening their season with back-to-back home games. In this Week 2 matchup the Trojans will go up against Union Grove, and they will be looking to avenge a close 18-12 loss to them from last fall. 

The Trojans scored first in last years matchup, and played solid defense the entire game. They were able to force a number of turnovers in the first half, keeping Union Grove from finding a rhythm, but unfortunately they were unable to hold on for the win. 

This season they will be looking to keep that same intensity and with the help of their home crowd, will be looking to hopefully pick up wins in back-to-back weeks. 

If you missed our preview of Week 1 of the Texas High School Football Season we’ve got you covered right here. Stay tuned for Week 3 and more in the coming weeks. 



Written By
Tyler Lennon

Tyler Lennon is the sports editor for Front Porch News and Chad’s Media. Previously with the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, Lennon has now covered sports in Hopkins County for four years. He also covers the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers and has media credentials for both the Rangers and the Mavericks. On top of his writing, Lennon is also the lead play-by-play broadcaster for Chad’s Media. He has been the lead broadcaster for Sulphur Springs football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball and more. He is also the host of the sports talkshow Down & Out on Chad’s Media, along side Korey Hankins and Ryan Humphries. You can follow Down & Out on all social medias @Downandout903