When King gets the time to throw, Bulldogs can't be stopped


ABILENE, Texas - Friday night, the final week of the regular season arrives for high school football and the Wylie Bulldogs will not only be extra rested for its title showdown with Stephenville, but arguably playing some of its most explosive football.

A big part of that recent run can be attributed to quarterback Sam King. The senior signal-caller missed two games after an awkward hit suffered in the Monterey game, and those two games he sat on the sideline - were the only two Wylie has lost all season.

Now back and healthy, its back to business as usual, leading Wylie to quick scores and early leads - not to mention those big plays down the field in all three district wins.

King had two touchdown passes over 40 yards against Snyder before the bye, and has 13 total on the season...with just 3 interceptions on nearly 800 yards passing. Not bad for a guy who missed two weeks.

"I just think that's something now he has a knack of -- once he kind of gets hot, he likes the ball in his hand and wants to be in a position to make those big plays," said head coach Hugh Sandifer during Monday's press conference.

But there's a catalyst behind all that success.

"If he has great protection," said Sandifer. "I mean, it just makes the receiver's routes look better when he can sit there and wait to throw them the football and they can get open. "

Wylie and Stephenville both enter Friday's contest unbeaten in 3-4A DI at 3-0. The winner, takes the outright district title.

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