SULPHUR — Trey Kiser is no stranger to stepping up in big game situations.

SULPHUR — Trey Kiser is no stranger to stepping up in big game situations.

Friday night against the No. 4 Plainview Indians was no different.

Sulphur’s senior stand out running back left his mark at Calvin Agee Field, as he torched the Indians for 259 yards on 27 carries, leading to a 26-7 victory for the Bulldogs. 

With the victory, No. 7 Sulphur leapfrogged to the top of the District 3A-2 standings at 4-0, while improving to 6-1 overall.

Plainview meanwhile fell to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in district play.

At 7 p.m. Thursday night these two teams will both be back in action as Plainview will host Lone Grove while the Bulldogs will travel to Marlow for a contest against the Outlaws. 

“Trey (Kiser)  is a tremendous football player, and he had the kind of night we needed from him to have in order to win this game,” Sulphur coach Jim Dixon said. 

“He is not only a quality player, he is a great team leader both on and off the field. He had great support tonight from our offensive line. Everybody played their hearts out. We have prepared hard all week for this game, and the entire team came up big on both offense and defense.”

Sulphur stunned the Indians defense on their second possession of the game, with a three-play drive that went 91 yards and took just 50 seconds.  

Logan Smith would get the Bulldogs on the board with a 23-yard touchdown run to finish off the drive.

Following an interception from Sulphur’s David Powell, which halted a lengthy Plainview drive deep into Bulldogs territory, it was Kiser’s time to shine. 

On the first play from scrimmage Kiser busted through the Plainview defense and ran untouched 90 yards for a touchdown that put the Bulldogs up 13-0 at the half. 

“Trey Kiser had a huge game for them tonight,” Plainview coach Joe Price said. “He was a constant presence on both offense and defense, and we were not able to stop him. Sulphur put together a good game plan, and their team executed the plan well.  I have to hand it to them. They got the job done.”

It didn’t take long for Sulphur to strike in the second half as they used their opening possession to cash in and extend its advantage.

Cole Johnson connected with Powell for a 72-yard touchdown pass, putting the Bulldogs up 20-0. 

However, the Indians would soon find a lifeline thanks to Blake Nowell returning the ensuing kickoff 70-yards for a touchdown, making it 20-7 with nine minutes to go in the third. 

However, the Bulldogs defense swarmed the Plainview offense and kept them bottled up the rest of the game. 

The Indians finished with just 46 rushing yards on 25 carries on the ground.  

Indians quarterback Brock Parham finished 16-of-24 through the air for 189 yards. Parham was limited to 16 yards on 17 carries with eight of those carries being for a loss by the Bulldog defense.

“This team has come a long way in the last three weeks,” Dixon said. 

“We had some inconsistencies in our first four games, but everyone has performed well recently. Plainview has an excellent football team, and being able to shut them out on defense was a big accomplishment for our defense.” 

“We had great effort for everyone on both our offensive and defensive line,” Dixon added. “Our quarterback was given plenty of time. That long touchdown pass in the third was big since we don’t throw very much. I am very proud of our teams’ focus all week as we prepared for this important game.”

Sulphur finished off the game on the first play of the fourth when Kiser scored on a 4-yard run to finish off a 7-play, 66-yard drive in which he carried the football on all seven snaps.