Karr opened up a 12-7 lead against homestanding St. Paul's in the first half tonight, but the Wolves and senior WR Jermaine Sams stormed back to prevail, 28-12, in the first game of the season for each squad.
"It was a hard-fought game," said Sams, "a big battle. Last season, we lost a close one (26-24) to them, and we were definitely looking to get things started with a win this year. They got us last year, but we got them this year.
"I had over 100 all-purpose yards, with five receptions for 60 yards and another 50 yards on returns. In the second half, we began establishing the run and tiring them out.
"Mickey Johnson, our defensive tackle, had some big stops in their backfield. Karr's linebacker, Matt Bailey, had some big hits. They have a physical defense and will be a good team.
"We need to improve on capitalizing in the red zone. When we make a long drive, we need to work on punching it in. Other than that, I thought we looked good and we're looking forward to Central (Baton Rouge) next week."
Sams is contemplating a commitment to SMU this weekend, provided that he likes what he sees from the Mustangs on Sunday versus Texas Tech.