8th grade Colts defeat B’wood
Here are the results from Sweetwater Middle School football games last week.8th grade Red 34, Brownwood 6Chris Thompson had a hand in all five touchdowns for Sweetwater Red (2-1) when it defeated Brown-wood this past Thursday.Thompson put Sweetwa-ter on the board with an 8-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and ran over the PAT, then threw a 10-yard TD pass to Kobe Clark later in the period. He also had a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and threw a 25-yard TD pass to Isak Alvarez in the second quarter. But Thompson’s most spectacular scoring play came when he returned a punt 80 yards for a TD in the second quarter. Kiante McCoy also had a PAT run.On defense, Thompson recovered a fumble as did Nicholas Gomez. The other defensive standouts cited by SMS coordinator Tony Cortez were Taylor Turney, Daniel Avila, Clark, McCoy, Alvarez, Rogelio Delacruz and Chris Jackson. Other offensive standouts cited by Cortez for Sweetwater were Trenton Hicks, Steven Lim-ones, Mason Maxwell, Ky Hoover, Jacob Trevino and Andrew Melendez.“This was a great win for us coming off our first loss in a while,” Cortez said. “The offense came out establishing the running game and that led to open looks passing the ball.” He also praised the special teams. “There were a lot of good things to take from this game, but most importantly it allowed us to get back on track with our team goal. Each individual player played a huge role in this win in one way or the other.”Brownwood 28, 8th grade White 0David Lujan (QB sack) and J.L. Solis (two INTs) paced Sweetwater White’s defensive effort along with Jesus DeLeon, Noah Martinez, Mikwuan Jones, Garret Ehlert, Christopher Reed, Kade Kent and Jacob Camacho. And although Sweetwater did not score, Cortez cited Kurt Wetsel, Colt Bewley, Alexander Kittley, Tanner Jackson and Zackary Hester as offensive standouts.“This was a tough game for this group allowing four touchdowns in the game,” Cortez said. “They struggled both offensively and defen-sively throughout the entire game. We just couldn’t get anything going. (But) there were some good things that did happen and we will build off the positive.”Brownwood 8, 7th grade White 0Justin Gomez, Logan Wedin, Phillip Peyton, Blake Andrus, Jaden Hernandez and Kobe McCann were of-fensive standouts for Sweet-water White; on defense, Wedin (fumble recovery), Bobby Posey, Eli Hendrix, Tristan Trevizo, Andrew Castillo and John Davis were all standouts.“This group played real-ly well,” Cortez said, noting the defense gave up just one big play that led to the game’s only score. “There were a lot of good things happening, both of-fensively and defensively. We had a couple of missed opportunities that hurt us in the long run.”Brownwood 14, 7th grade Red 6Sweetwater Red’s only points came in the fourth quarter when Nicholas Fig-ueroa caught a 30-yard TD pass from Carson Brown-low. Alex Gallegos, Josiah Crain and Taiden Smith were also offensive standouts. The defensive standouts were Gallegos, Brown-low, Ethan Caballero, Tay-ton Burnett, Antonio Padil-la, Markus Meneses and Kage Presson. Caballero and Burnett each recovered a fumble. “This was a tough game with both teams com-ing out and playing good defense,” Cortez said. “Each team really did a great job of making plays in the red zone. We had a couple of dropped passes that could have very easily led to touchdowns, and these proved to be crucial in a low-scoring game. “The defense did a great job holding their offense to one offensive score. Their other score came off an interception return for a touchdown. We did do some good things and made some good adjustments.”All four teams will have an open date this week. They will entertain Snyder in their district opener.