Wheeler got its only touchdown of the night on a fourth-quarter interception return by Allen Artis, as the Wildcats claimed their first season opener in nine years Friday in a 10-7 win over Sprayberry.
Wheeler (1-0) overcame nearly 100 yards in penalties to claim the home victory over their East Cobb rivals, whom they haven't played in five years.
The game was a non-region contest for both teams.
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The Wildcats are off next week and will play at Pope on Sept. 7. Sprayberry (0-1) plays Kennesaw Mountain next Friday.