Sweetwater Middle School’s four football teams came away with three wins and one tie against Snyder in their district openers at Mustang Bowl. Sweetwater’s teams will stay home this Thursday to face Midland Greenwood.
7th grade White 28, Snyder 6
Sweetwater White was led offensively by Alexander Kittley and Kurt Wetsel, who had two touchdowns apiece, and the defense was also strong against Snyder.
Kittley scored on runs of 81 and 55 yards, and Wetsel had a 60-yard interception return and 35-yard run. In addition, Kittley and Reggie Walker had two-point runs.
Walker also had a pass knockdown and tackles for losses. Texas Williams (QB sack), Mikwaun Jones (QB sack and tackles on kickoff), Christopher Reed (interception and tackles for loss), Justin Johnson (interception and tackles), Andre Gentry (interception and tackles), Kittley (tackles for loss), Nick Gomez, Pedro Resendiz-Salazar, Rogelio DelaCruz and Kade Kent were also defensive standouts.
7th grade Red 16, Snyder 0
Sweetwater Red (4-0) scored two touchdowns after the teams battled to a scoreless deadlock in the opening half.
Kiante McCoy threw a 75-yard pass to Michael Green for the first score, then added a 20-yard TD run. Isak Alvarez and Chris Thompson each had two-point runs.
Defensive standouts were Trenton Hicks (tackles for loss, QB sacks), McCoy (interception, tackles for loss), Mason Maxwell (interception, tackles for loss), Jesus DeLeon (interception), Thompson (interception), Green, Taylor Turney, Noah Martinez, Jonathan Castillo, Ky Hoover, Kobe Clark, John Medina and Devin Brown, while Andrew Melendez blocked well on the offensive line.
8th grade White 14, Snyder 0
Sweetwater White and Snyder were also scoreless in the first half, until Lowell Williams’ 65-yard TD run in the third quarter broke the deadlock and a 45-yard TD run in the fourth by Dylan Ausborn, plus his two-point PAT, comple-ted Sweetwater’s second-half rally. On defense, Keenan Cox had a fumble recovery and Cox, Williams, Justin Allen, Martin Gonzalez and Ausborn had tackles for a loss. Jacob Greenwood, Thomas Rea, Gabriel Salazar, Zach Vera, Manuel Navarrette, John Clift, Thomas Browning and Garrett Davison were Sweetwater’s other defensive stand-outs and Navarrette blocked well on the offensive line.
8th grade Red 14, Snyder 14
Sweetwater Red salvaged a tie after trailing 8-0 at half-time. Jacoby Hunt had a 5-yard TD run and Jordan McGee later connected on a 75-yard TD pass to Hunt, with Hunter Mobley adding a two-point run. Mobley (receiving) and Carlos Gallegos and Dylan Heiskell (blocking on the line)were also offensive standouts. McGee (interception) and Hunt, Mobley, Junior Lawhon, Alexander Buchanan, Tate Rainey, Matthew Figueroa, Elijah Escobedo, Robert King and Javier Olguin (tackles) all stood out defensively.