Sulphur Springs Ready For Prime Time

Thursday night the country will get a chance to see what Texas high school football is really all about.

The ESPN cameras will be rolling in Sulphur Springs. ESPN2 will broadcast the Wildcats' game against seventh ranked Wichita Falls Rider Thursday night.

It is one of 19 high school games ESPN will broadcast this year.

the cable giants interest in the game is due in part to quarterback Tyrik Rollison. Rollison is one of the nation's most sought after recruits.

"It's going to get us ready for district because we have a tough district ahead of us," Rollison said calmly. "Playing these great schools will get us ready."

"It's just exciting," Wildcats' head coach Greg Owen said. "It's an opportunity for us to be on a big stage, to have ESPN come a town this size and be able to play. The excitement is not only for the players themselves but for the town, for everybody involved. It's just a big thing for Sulphur Springs."

"I never thought we'd be on national television," offensive tackle Jake Russell said. "We're playing a great team so that's going to give us experience going into district and it's going to give us a lot of exposure."

Rider takes on Sulphur Springs, Thursday, September 11, at 8 p.m.