Sweetwater Middle School teams won just one of their four games against Brown-wood this past Thursday in Brownwood.
The SMS seventh grade Red team was the lone win-ner as it improved to 3-0 with a 22-18 victory. The seventh and eighth grade White had their first games after being a combined team the first two weeks of the season and lost by scores of 16-6 and 12-0, respectively, while the eighth grade Red is now 0-3 after a 32-0 set-back to Brownwood.
All four teams are off this week before starting district play on Oct. 11 when they host Snyder in what will be the first home game for all of Sweetwater’s teams.
7th grade Red 22, Brownwood 18
Sweetwater Red scored its touchdowns on an 80-yard run by Kiante McCoy, plus McCoy’s 35-yard pass to Michael Green and a 5-yard run by Kobe Clark, and also had PAT runs from John Medina and Green.
Other offensive standouts were Mason Maxwell, Nich-olas Gomez, Rogelio DeLa-Cruz, Jonathan Castillo and Trenton Hicks. Chris Thompson and Isak Alvarez had interceptions and Clark and Daniel Avila were the other defensive standouts.
“The kids played a well rounded game against a pretty good team,” said SMS athletic coordinator Tony Cortez. “Now they must prepare for their district opener in two weeks. There were lots of good things, and still some things we need to work on. It was a great overall team effort.”
Brownwood 16, 7th grade White 6
Sweetwater White scored on Devin Brown’s 7-yard run in the first quarter, and Alexander Kittley was also an offensive standout.
Also for Sweetwater, Jac-ob Trevino recovered an onsides kick and Christo-pher Reed (fumble recovery), Brown, Reggie Walker and Texas Williams were the team’s defensive standouts. “The kids played hard and showed great improve-ment,” Cortez said. “I look forward to another week of preparation.”
Brownwood 12, 8th grade White 0
Sweetwater White was unable to score any points against Brownwood, but was solid defensively.
Individual standouts were Garrett Davison, Jus-tin Allen, Robert King and Kenneth McCann on defense and Elijah Escobedo and Tyler Rea on offense.
Cortez said of Sweetwa-ter’s effort, “The kids played hard and played well defensively, but fell short on the scoreboard side. The defense allowed only 12 points in the first half, but struggled to put points up on the scoreboard. It was a well played game overall, and we will work to make improvement before we take on Snyder.”
Brownwood 32, 8th grade Red 0
“We had a tough time getting anything going,” said Cortez. “We struggled turning it over in the red zone with an interception inside the 5-yard line and a fumble deep in our territory. We will have to look ahead and focus on preparing for Snyder in two weeks.”
But there were many individual standouts including Jacoby Hunt, Junior Lawhon, Carlos Gallegos, Manuel Navarrette and Javier Olguin on offense, while Hunter Mobley, Jor-dan McGee and Lowell Wil-liams were standouts on the defensive side of the ball.