Sulphur Springs missed a 28-yard game winning field goal with less than a minute to play that allowed Terrell to win its first game of the season, 15-13, on Friday night, Sept. 13 at Terrell Memorial Stadium.
It was Marvin Sedberry Jr’s first win as head coach of the Terrell High School varsity football team. The win also put Terrell at 1-0 in district and 1-2 overall. With the loss, Sulphur Springs goes to 0-1 in district and 0-3 overall.
Terrell went up 6-0 two minutes into the game after senior running back Deitrick George rushed for a two-yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked.
Sulphur Springs answered with a seven-yard rushing touchdown by senior running back Choc Sims. The extra point was good and that put Sulphur Springs up 7-6 with four minutes left in the first quarter.
Each team traded interceptions as Sulphur Springs senior Chase Haney picked off a Terrell pass. Then a minute later, Terrell senior Stephen Idemudia picked off a Sulphur Springs pass.
Idemudia had his second interception of the game as Sulphur Springs was driving down the field in the middle of the second quarter.
Terrell had the ball with less than a minute to go until halftime. Terrell got within range for a Christian Nunez field goal. Nunez nailed the 44-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to put Terrell up 9-7.
Sims ran for his second touchdown of the night after a six yard run to put Sulphur Springs up 13-9 with one minute to go in the third quarter. The extra point was missed.
With eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter and Terrell needing to make a big play to take back the lead, Terrell senior Khalid Johnson came up big with a 65-yard fumble return for a touchdown to put Terrell up 15-13. The extra point was missed.
Terrell finished the game with 211 total yards to Sulphur Springs’ 413 total yards.
Terrell quarterback Trey Lunsford finished the game 4-of-9 passing for 122 total yards. The leading rusher was senior Jaquavious Morris who had six carries for 41 yards.
Morris also finished the game as the leading tackler with 32 and Johnson had 27 tackles.
Sulphur Springs junior quarterback Kaden Wallace had 139 yards passing while going for 14-of-31. Sulphur Springs junior running back Caden Davis had 161 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Terrell played Forney High School at Forney City Bank Stadium on Friday, Sept. 20.