SMS teams go just 1-for-4 at Monahans in next-to-last games

The seventh grade Red picked up the only football victory for Sweetwater Middle School at Mona-hans this past Thursday.All four SMS teams will end their seasons by hosting Wyie this Thursday.7th grade Red 28, Monahans 8 Sweetwater Red got TDs from Carson Brownlow (15-yard run), Ethan Cabal-lero (20-yard run) and Alex Gallegos (70-yard run) in the first half vs. Monahans, and Taiden Smith also scored on a 75-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter. Brownlow and Gallegos had extra-point runs.Andrew Medina, Mathew Hernandez, Benjum Terral, Max Rodriguez, Rudy Sanchez, David Ehlert and Nicholas Figueroa were also offensive standouts. Defensive standouts were Figueroa (interception), Medina (interception), Brownlow, Gallegos, Smith, Hernandez, Markus Meneses, Antonio Padilla, Josiah Crain, Jeremiah Martinez, Troy Turner and Nicholas Browning. “This was a good win for this group,” SMS coordinator Tony Cortez said.“We had a couple of turn-overs that killed drives, but our defense stepped up and played well.“Offensively, we had some great plays when we needed them most. Defensively, we stuck to our game plan and it payed off. Offensively, we had to make adjustments to what they were doing to us defensively, but I thought they responded well. We had a few kids step up and fill voids where other kids had gotten hurt.”Monahans 28, 7th grade White 14Sweetwater White scored its TDs on Kobe McCann’s 35-yard run and Adam Perez’s 50-yard run plus a 2-point Perez run. Other offensive standouts were Jackson Foster, Logan Wedin, Jacob Tucker, Tyler Sutton, Alexander Mendo-za, John Davis and Jose Zuniga. Defensive standouts were Wedin, Kobe McCann, Phillip Peyton, Blake And-rus, Jaden Hernandez, Tris-tan Trevizo, Davis, Joshua Camacho, Eli Hendrix, Joshua Huckabee, Perez and Bobby Posey. “This group played a tough game,” Cortez said. “We came up short, having one touchdown called back, and we gave up a late score making the game seem a little more out of reach. But we did some good things defensively and offensively.”Monahans 32, 8th grade White 8The Colts scored in the second quarter to avoid a shutout as Kade Kent caught a 75-yard pass from Kurt Wetsel. Following the TD, Wetsel threw to Kent for two points. Other offensive standouts were Alexander Kittley, Noah Martinez, David Lujan, Rian Hill, Garret Ehlert and Zachary Hester. Wetsel, Kent, Lujan, J.L. Solis, Jacob Camacho, Tanner Jackson, Reggie Walker, Jacob Greenwood and Colt Bewley were defensive standouts. Monahans 20, 8th grade Red 8Chris Thompson scored on a 15-yard run and also had a 2-point run. Other offensive standouts were Jake Burton, Taylor Turney, Nicholas Gomez, Steven Limones, Kiante McCoy, Tristan Longoria, Andrew Melendez, Kobe Clark and Jesus DeLeon. Clark (interception), Longoria (interception), Gomez, Turney, Thompson, McCoy, John Medina, Chris Jackson, Isak Alvarez, Daniel Avila and Trenton Hicks were defen-sive standouts. Cortez called the loss “tough” due to lots of unforced and uncharac-teristic mistakes.“We gave them too many second chances,” he said. “We did learn a lot from the loss... We did have some big plays on defense that were crucial to stay in the ball game. They scored in the fourth quarter with about 6 1/2 minutes left. This left us plenty of time to go down and tie it up. We did get to the 15-yard line, but some costly mistakes led to us eventually turning the ball over on downs.”