Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity high school football teams picked up road wins at Andrews on Thursday.
The junior varsity defeated Andrews 28-7, while the Sweetwater freshman team rallied from a 14-0 first-half deficit to win 26-14.
Both teams will host Breckenridge on Thursday in their home openers.
Sweetwater JV 28,
Andrews JV 7
Sweetwater scored in all four quarters in defeating Andrews. Quarterback Hay-den Reeves threw touch-down passes of 29 and 9 yards to Deandre Gatson and 7 yards to James Clift, and Mark McCann scored the last TD on a 41-yard run. Reeves threw for 120 yards in all and Gatson had five catches for 71 yards. Kris Duran had 112 yards rushing and Jay Lomas ran over a pair of 2-point conversions. On defense, Clift, Duran and Michael McCoy had interceptions and Donato Gaxiola caused a fumble. â€śDefensively we put Andrews in a lot of tough situations,â€ť said coach Jake Freeman. â€śWhen you win the turnover battle you put yourself in a great position to win the football game, and thatâ€™s what we did.â€ť
SW freshmen 26,
Andrews fresh. 14
Max Gomez ran for two TDs and Adrian Vizzerra and Austin Kamer one for Sweetwaterâ€™s freshmen, and Dâ€™Jaman West had a two-point run. West and Denzel Moore had interceptions and Cory Mendez, Scott Warner, Michael Lawrence, Max Nemir and Jâ€™Corey Amos had strong defensive games. Other offensive standouts were Branson Guelker, Daniel Maldonado, Mark Lawrence, Dylan Jimenez and Israel Vera.
The teams were tied 14-14 at halftime, but Sweetwater blanked Andrews over the final two quarters.