The Sweetwater seventh grade Red football team completed a perfect 8-0 season this past Thursday when they traveled to Wylie and came back with a 22-0 win.
Sweetwater got scoring runs of 23 yards by Michael Green, 5 yards by Chris Thompson and 9 yards by Kobe Clark, and Green and Thompson had two-point runs.
Other offensive standouts were Kiante McCoy, Mason Maxwell, Taylor Turney, Jonathan Castillo, Ky Hoover and Andrew Melendez. Thompson (kickoff fumble recovery), Devin Brown, Trenton Hicks, Daniel Avila and Isak Alvarez were defensive standouts.
“We played a very tough Wylie team and had to work very hard to get the game done,” said Sweetwater Middle School coordinator Tony Cortez. “There were a lot of great plays, but we had to rely on our offensive line to really get ahead of Wylie on the offensive side of the ball. There were great defensive plays, making huge stops causing Wylie to punt and give the ball back to us.
“Everyone played a good game and contributed to the win. This group worked hard all week to get to this final game, and the hard work payed off.”
Wylie 14, Sweetwater 7th grade White 6
Sweetwater White (2-6) got its only points on Alexander Kittley’s 75-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.
Offensive standouts were Kurt Wetsel, Texas Williams, Noah Martinez, Jake Burton and Mikwuan Jones, while defensive standouts were Martinez (kickoff fumble recovery), Kittley, Christopher Reed, Jacob Trevino and Zachary Winslett. “There were a few mistakes and missed tackles that led to the difference,” Cortez said. “They played tough and just couldn’t come up with a game-changing play.”
Wylie 28, Sweetwater 8th grade Red 26
Jacoby Hunt had scoring runs of 20, 10 and 45 yards plus a PAT run, and Hunter Mobley had a 70-yard TD catch from Jordan McGee as Sweetwater Red (1-6-1) narrowly lost to Wylie. Jeffrey Ausborn and Junior Lawhon were also offensive standouts and Caden Cornutt (interception), Jacob Greenwood, Robert King, Justin Allen and Tate Rainey were defensive standouts. “We played our tails off until the last whistle,” Cortez said. “This was a tough loss, but the boys really gave it all they had.”
Wylie 21, Sweetwater 8th grade White 0
Offensive standouts for Sweetwater White (2-5) were Michael Garcia and Jonathan Castor while Thomas Rea, Garrett Davison and Thomas Browning were the team’s defensive standouts. “We came inside the red zone a few times but couldn’t punch it in,” Cortez said. “Overall, everyone played well. We just ran across a pretty tough team.”