Points were at a premium in Thursday’s action when Sweetwater’s sub-varsity football teams traveled to Snyder. Both sub-varsities came away with close losses in a pair of defensive struggles while kicking off district play.
Sweetwater’s junior varsity Mustangs lost 6-0 in their contest, while the freshmen fell by a score of 8-6. The nar-row defeats dropped both teams’ records to 4-2 and they will stay on the road to face Greenwood this Thursday.
The junior varsity Mustangs’ excellent defensive effort was led by Austin Marlett, who finished with seven tackles in the game including three for a loss. The offense was led by quarterback Hayden Reeves, who was 9-of-19 passing for 97 yards; and Kris Duran, who caught three passes for 53 yards.
In the freshman game, both teams scored one touchdown with the difference a two-point conversion by Snyder after its score in the first quarter. Sweetwater scored on a 2-yard run by Denzell Moore in the second quarter. Max Gomez, Adrian Vizzerra, Austin Kamer, D’Jaman West, Michael Lawrence and Dylan Jimenez were also offensive standouts. Defensive standouts were Cory Mendez (recovered fumble), Lawrence, Vizzerra, Daniel Maldonado, J’Corey Amos, Isaiah Gonzales and Branson Guelker.