SMS splits final games against Wylie

Sweetwater went 2-for-4 in season-ending middle school football games last Thursday against Wylie, getting victories from both of its Red teams.7th grade Red 28, Wylie 22 The teams battled back and forth until Sweetwater’s seventh grade Red team took the lead in the fourth quarter and made a defensive stop to seal the win. Carson Brownlow had three touchdowns on runs of 20, 5 and 10 yards; Andrew Medina had a 45-yard interception return for a TD; and Medina and Alex Gallegos had two-point runs.“There were a lot of great plays on both sides of the ball and everyone played a big part in the win,” said SMS coordinator Tony Cor-tez. “This group improved drastically from the begin-ning of the season all the way to the end. They played a great game against Wylie to finish on a high note,” he said.Wylie 14, 7th grade White 6Adam Perez had Sweet-water White’s only touch-down in the second period on a 10-yard run.“This group played a good game to end the season, but had a tough go at it,” Cortez said. “I was really impressed with the overall performance. They made some great defensive stops that kept Wylie from scoring. The kids played hard to the final horn. This group got lots of playing time and were allowed to get better,” Cortez concluded. 8th grade Red 28, Wylie 0 Sweetwater Red got TD runs from Kiante McCoy and Kobe Clark, both of 15 yards, and also scored on Chris Thompson’s 80-yard punt return and a 15-yard pass from Thompson to Isak Alvarez, plus PAT runs by Thompson and McCoy, while the defense shut out Wylie the entire game.“This was an exciting game for the boys,” said Cortez. “They came out ready to play and get after Wylie. There was some im-pressive play on both sides of the ball. We played very sound defensively. The of-fense played really well, especially the line, allowing our quarterback to make some big plays. Defensively we played lights out, not allowing a touchdown. We made some huge stops when we needed them. What a way to finish off their middle school football career.”Wylie 28, 8th grade White 6Kurt Wetsel had a 5-yard scoring run to give Sweet-water White its only points.“Even though the score doesn’t show it, this group played a lot closer game than it appears,” said Cor-tez. “They had some mis-fortune and it led to some points that we just couldn’t get back. The defense made some huge stops, but the offense couldn’t get anything rolling. This group played well to end the year.”