SMS football squads win 3-of-4 against Big Spring
Sweetwater went 3-1 for the second straight week when its middle school football teams played host to teams from Big Spring this past Thursday. 7th grade White 12, Big Spring 8Sweetwater White was scoreless and trailed 8-0 until coming up with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter against Big Spring.Sweetwater’s scores came on touchdown passes from Jackson Foster to Kobe McCann which covered 15 and 55 yards, respectively.Other offensive standouts were Logan Wedin, Jacob Tucker, Tyler Sutton, Alexander Mendoza, John Davis, Adam Perez and Jose Zuniga. The defensive standouts for Sweetwater were Perez (interception), Bobby Posey (fumble recovery), Wedin, McCann, Phillip Peyton, Blake Andrus, Jaden Hernandez, Tristan Trevizo, Davis, Joshua Camacho, Eli Hendrix and Joshua Huckabee.“This was a big win for this group, giving them much needed momentum going into the last two games of the season,” said Sweetwater Middle School coordinator Tony Cortez. “This was a total team effort on both sides of the ball and special teams. There were a lot of highlights and great plays. They continue to make improvements to get better on a daily basis.”7th grade Red 18, Big Spring 0Sweetwater Red scored single touchdowns in the first, second and fourth quarters while the defense did not give up a point.Carson Brownlow accoun-ted for two of Sweetwater’s touchdowns with a 5-yard run as well as a 15-yard TD throw to Alex Gallegos, and Andrew Medina scored the other TD on a 15-yard run. Other offensive standouts for Sweetwater were Mathew Hernandez, Ben-jum Terral, Max Rodriguez, Rudy Sanchez, David Ehlert and Nicholas Figueroa. Figueroa and Medina also had interceptions for the Colts and Brownlow, Gal-legos, Hernandez, Markus Meneses, Taiden Smith, Antonio Padilla, Josiah Crain, Jeremiah Martinez, Troy Turner and Nicholas Browning were the team’s other defensive standouts.“The offensive line played exceptionally well and they set the tone for the remain-der of the game and kept it going,” Cortez said. “There were some big stops on the defensive side of the ball that led to points for the offense. This was a great win for these guys.”Big Spring 2, 8th grade White 0A great defensive stand by Sweetwater White against Big Spring in the third quar-ter kept the game 0-0 and gave the Colts the ball near their goal line, but a safety shortly after that allowed Big Spring to score all the points it needed to win.“What a heartbreaking loss. This team was so close to coming away with a win. There were a lot of positive things that happened, but we just came short of getting that much needed touchdown,” Cortez said. “The defense did make some great stops late in the game,” he added. “We have two games left and look forward to getting us a win.”Defensive standouts were Kurt Wetsel, J.L. Solis, Jacob Camacho, Tanner Jackson, Reggie Walker, Jacob Greenwood, Kade Kent, David Lujan and Colt Bewley. Alexander Kittley, Noah Martinez, Rian Hill, Garret Ehlert, Lujan and Zachary Hester were all offensive standouts for Sweetwater White.8th grade Red 22, Big Spring 6Chris Thompson scored on a 75-yard run and also threw a 40-yard TD pass to Isak Alvarez for Sweetwater Red, and Kobe Clark also hit paydirt on a 5-yard run. Thompson also had a pair of two-point conversion runs against Big Spring. Sweet-water did all its scoring in the first half.“We came out firing away, scoring pretty rapidly, but really slowed down in the later parts of the game,” Cortez said. “We struggled offensively in the second half. We did do a great job on the defensive side of the ball, flying around and making great plays. There were some good things on the offensive side of the ball. We ran and threw the ball well, but struggled in the second half. We did continue to try and make adjustments according to their defensive fronts. This game allowed us to see what we struggled with offensively. We will need to make improvements offensively and make adjustments that will be prove to be positive.”Alvarez and Ky Hoover had interceptions in the game. Other defensive stan-douts for the Colts were Thompson, Kiante McCoy, John Medina, Chris Jack-son, Daniel Avila, Trenton Hicks, Nicholas Gomez and Taylor Turney. Other offen-sive standouts were McCoy, Turney, Gomez, Jake Bur-ton, Steven Limones, Tris-tan Longoria, Andrew Mel-endez and Jesus DeLeon.