SMS football teams take 2-of-3 vs. Wall

WALL — Sweetwater Middle School’s football teams went 2-of-3 in their games Thursday at Wall. Their results follow:7th Grade Red 20, Wall 0Sweetwater Red is 2-0 after posting its second consecutive shutout. Kiante McCoy scored on a 5-yard run and also threw a 62-yard TD pass to Michael Green. Isak Alvarez scored the final TD on a 25-yard run and Chris Thompson added the PAT. Sweetwater also received outstanding play from offensive linemen Nicholas Gomez, Rogelio DeLaCruz, Mason Maxwell, Trenton Hicks, Jonathan Castillo and Kobe Clark. The defensive standouts included Daniel Avila (tackle for loss, fumble recovery), John Medina (fumble recovery), Green, Thompson and McCoy.“The team continued to improve and worked hard all four quarters,” said SMS coordinator Tony Cortez. “We had lots of positive things, but we still need to make improvements. The kids all played with lots of intensity again. It was a total team effort and everyone deserved to be recognized. We look forward to improving and getting ready for the next opponent.”7th-8th White 12, Wall 0Elijah Escobedo’s 22-yard TD run in the first quarter and Devin Brown’s 18-yard run in the fourth quarter accounted for Sweetwater’s scores in a win over Wall.Meanwhile, Sweetwater’s defense pitched a shutout. Justin Allen, Jonathan Par-ker and Gabriel Salazar re-covered fumbles while Elia-sar Venegas, Zachary Hes-ter, Texas Williams, Alex Kittley, Robert King and Garrett Davison were also standouts, as were Tyler Rea and Reggie Walker on the offensive side of the ball.“It was a great total team effort. We had lots of im-provement and played four quarters of good football,” said SMS coordinator Tony Cortez.Wall 8, 8th grade Red 6Alexander Buchanan, Mathew Figueroa and Car-los Allegos were defensive standouts for the eighth grade Red team while Hun-ter Mobley, Jacoby Hunt (first-quarter touchdown run) and Javier Olguin were offensive standouts. “The team made big improvements and played more aggressive,” Cortez said. “The defense and offense played well, we just came up short of the win. We are going to continue to make improvements and prepare for our next opponent.”Sweetwater drove down the field after a final stop but was unable to score.