SMS teams get sweep vs. Early
All four Sweetwater Middle School teams were winners this past Thursday when they took on Early at Mustang Bowl. Further-more, three of them won by a shutout and the other allowed just one score.The eighth grade Red won 34-0; the eighth grade White won 20-6; and the seventh grade Red and White teams won 36-0 and 14-0, respectively. All four Sweetwater teams go to Midland Greenwood this Thursday. The seventh grade plays first at 5 p.m. The next home action will be Oct. 4 when both of the seventh grade teams play host to Wylie.7th grade Red 36,Early 0The seventh grade Red team improved its season record to 2-0 with its second straight shutout by a 36-0 score.Jacoby Hunt had touch-down runs of 52, 28 and 85 yards, while Daniel Olguin had a 46-yard TD run and Elijah Escobedo scored on a 6-yard run. Also, Olguin had two conversion runs and Jordan McGee one. Tate Rainey’s 35-yard fumble recovery set up Escobedo’s touchdown, and Rocky Perez had a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown that was called back due to a penalty. Both players also had several big hits. Isaias Aguilar had QB sacks and forced a fumble, while Trey Williams recov-ered a fumble and had big hits. Other defensive stand-outs were Escobedo, Keenan Cox, Junior Lawhon, Olguin, McGee, Frank Ortega and Jeffrey Ausborn.7th grade White 14,Early 0Lowell Williams had scoring runs of 34 and 6 yards for Sweetwater White (1-1), while Tyler Rea had a 2-point conversion run.The defensive standouts for Sweetwater included Manuel Navarrette (fumble recovery), Isaac Currie, Taevion Gilmore, Christian Reyes, Caden Cornutt and Ramon Saldivar.8th grade Red 34,Early 0Sweetwater Red (1-1) got its first win by scoring in all four quarters against Early while the defense pitched a shutout. Adrian Vizzerra had three first-half touchdowns, scoring on runs of 41 and 21 yards while catching a 25-yard pass from Max Gomez in the second quarter to give Sweetwater a 21-0 halftime lead.Michael Lawrence made it 27-0 with a 25-yard scoring run, and J’Corey Amos added a 32-yard touchdown run for the Colts in the fourth quarter. Prior to his touchdown, Lawrence had returned the second half kickoff 45 yards to give Sweetwater the ball at Early’s 40.Michael Hunt kicked two PATs and Max Nemir had a 2-point conversion run.Defensively, Daniel Mal-donado, Mark Lawrence, Daniel Camacho, Roman Acuna, Joe Ruiz, Hardy Escobar and Colby Green-wood had at least one tackle for a loss for Sweetwater. Acuna, Ruiz, Escobar, Scott Warner, Nemir and Green-wood had big hits; and Escobar broke up a pass. The other defensive stand-outs were Cory Mendez, Branson Guelker, Denzell Moore, Vizzerra, Isreal Vera and Miguel Alvarado.8th grade White 20,Early 6Deshawn Williams had TD runs of 31, 18 and 35 yards for Sweetwater White (1-1). Isaiah Gonzales threw a 2-point conversion pass to Adan Sanchez for the other Sweetwater points. Matthew Trevino had a fumble recovery for the Colts, as did Adan Sanchez, while Joe Alaniz had a big hit and forced a fumble.