• September 27, 2016

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Donaldson dazzles in 8A Patriots victory

Andy Zavoina | Herald
Palo Alto’s Jadyn Gray (9) carries on a quarterback keeper during an eighth-grade B-team game against Audie Murphy on Tuesday at Leo Buckley Stadium.

Da’Qwon Donaldson scored on runs of 68 and 44 yards, and finished with more than 200 yards rushing as the Palo Alto eighth-grade A-team Patriots defeated Audie Murphy 37-7 on Tuesday at Leo Buckley Stadium.

Donte Powell scored on a 38-yard scamper.

Defensively, Michael Cain had two fumble recoveries. Keith Cunningham also had a key strip and fumble recovery. Cornerback Andres Alvarado had an interception in the end zone for a touchback as well as a fumble recovery. Other Palo Alto standouts for the defense were Eli Tuitupou, Richard Adewusi and Adonte Crayton.

AUDIE MURPHY 8B 13, PALO ALTO 8B 0: At Leo Buckley Stadium, quarterback Jadyn Gray, running backs Tyreese Crawford and Ja’Juan Martinez and fullback Gunner Bernier were standouts for the defeated Patriots.

Nathan Omaiye and Shermin Marshall were defensive standouts.

RANCIER 7A 27, LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 0: Patrick Cox ran for two touchdowns and the Karoos won their season opener.

Jacobia Thomas scored on a 45-yard run, and Devin Tolliver scored from 40 yards out after stripping the ball from a Live Oak Ridge (1-1) defender who had intercepted a pass. Vincent Cross and Tyler Cravens were other defensive standouts.

LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 13, RANCIER 7B 0: Monteney Hoyte, Marcus Parnell and Terran Peoples helped the defeated Karoos hold the Lobos to one offensive score in their season opener.

Live Oak Ridge improved to 2-0.

SEPT. 12

S.C. LEE 7A 0, TEMPLE TRAVIS 7A 0, TIE: At S.C. Lee, Chandler Hass and Trevor Trombley were offensive standouts for Lee. De’Quan Seda and Anthony Polizotti were defensive standouts.

TEMPLE TRAVIS 7B 33, S.C. LEE 7B 0: At S.C. Lee, Gage Royer and Jesus Ayala led the Lee offense. Colby Davis and A.J. Chase were defensive standouts.


NOLAN 8A DEF. TEMPLE LAMAR 8A 27-25, 25-11: Facing set point in the opener, Kira Brown-Horne tied the game at 25 with a kill, then served the next two points to get the Lady Mustangs started on a sweep at the Killeen ISD A-Team Invitational on Thursday.

Fatimah Perkins-Hunt served six straight points in the opener. Other standouts were Yisel Carreon, Sammantha Gutierrez, libero Madison Helaire-Jenkins, Asia Boyd, Jasmine Patterson and Janeshia Anderson.

PATTERSON 8A DEF. MANOR 8A 25-17, 25-6: Novotny Smith served 13 points and the Lady Cavs won their opening game.

Smith also had three kills. Deajia Brown had a block and kill. Alisia Camacho tallied two kills. Quetzalli Bibbins, Khannah Jackson and Daja’Niese Martin were defensive standouts.

UNION GROVE 8A DEF. EASTERN HILLS 8A 25-18, 25-6: Ashley Turck served nine points and the Grizzlies won their tourney opener.

Other contributors for Union Grove were Anna Munoz-Cruz (seven points), Jasmine Crutcher (six points, all in a row), Johanna Talamantez (six points, two aces), Dezaraye Brown (five points) and Veronica Johnson (four points). Savannah Wadsworth, Rawan Tarabeh and Aimee Folger were other standouts.

UNION GROVE 7A DEF. EASTERN HILLS 7A 25-18, 25-13: Evan Fuller, Janae Deauvero, Karly Hansen and Lily Mandeville each served four points to lead the Grizzlies to a victory in their tournament opener.

Other scorers for Union Grove were Rozlyn Simmons, Kylarr Martin and McKenzie Mansell (three points each), Mary Allen (two) and Trinity Dunn (one).

PATTERSON 7A DEF. MANOR 7A 25-8, 25-23: Adaizah Millett served 12 points and had two assists to lead the Lady Cavs to a tourney-opening victory.

Other contributors for Patterson were Naudia Vasquez (one points, one kill and four assists), Kylie Swanson (five points, one dig and six assists), Evelyn Lorenzo (three points, three digs, a kill and 28 assists), Nicole Evans (five points, one ace and four assists), Natajha Jenkins (six assists), Ichani Norman (two points, six kills and six assists), Sonialys Agosto (four points, two aces, 10 assists and a block), Ayana Brown (four poitns), Natalie Penman (one points, four assists and a kill) and Jazmyn Byron (one point, six assists and two kills).


PATTERSON 7A DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 25-16, 25-18: Adaizah Miller served 13 points and had 10 assists and a block in the Lady Cavs’ sweep.

Other contributors for Patterson were Naudia Vasquez (three kills, four points, an ace and two assists), Kylie Swanson (one point, one dig and six assists), Evelyn Lorenzo (six points, two kills and 12 assists), Nicole Evans (assist), Natajha Jenkins (one points, five assists), Ichani Norman (two points, two kills, six assists), Sonialys Agosto (six assists), Ayana Brown (five points, three assists), Taylor Lewis (two points, two assists), Natalie Penman (one ace, one kill and two assists) and Jazmyn Byron (four points).

UNION GROVE 7A DEF. PALO ALTO 7A 25-13, 25-22: Alexandria Cloud served 10 points for the winning Grizzlies.

Other scorers for Union Grove were McKenzie Mansell (six points), Karly Hansen (five), Mary Allen (four), Lilly Mandeville (three), Evan Fuller (two) and Janae Deauvero and Kylar Martin (one each).

PATTERSON 7B DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 7B 25-21, 25-17: Myaevia Debose served six points, with an ace and two blocks, in the Lady Cavs’ sweep.

Other contributors for Patterson were Angilise Blair (three points, ace), Kira Bass (two aces) and Julia Rideout (two points, assist).

UNION GROVE 7B DEF. PALO ALTO 25-8, 25-7: Aryana Martin and Clarissa Gutierrez each served 12 points in the Grizzlies victory.

Other scorers for Union Grove were Madison Camden (four points), Jasmine Johnson (three), Mikayla Reeves and Savannah Seldon (two each) and Keni Moore (one).

UNION GROVE 8A DEF. PALO ALTO 8A 25-19, 25-14: Anna Muno Cruz served 10 points and an ace to lift the Grizzlies to a win.

Other contributors for Union Grove (2-1) were Ashley Turck (eight points, two aces), Johanna Talamantez (seven points, two aces) and Jasmine Crutcher and Dezaraye Brown (three points each).

Kayla Garmon served six points to lead the defeated Lady Patriots. Other scorers for Palo Alto were Nathalynn Nanai (five points), Jahnese Humes (three) and Koda Proctor (one).

UNION GROVE 8B DEF. PALO ALTO 8B 25-13, 25-15: Angelina Ellis served 10 points, with five aces, to lead the Grizzlies to a victory.

Other contributors for Union Grove were Jariany Fontanez Carmona (10 points, one ace), Ensara Lance (nine points) and Briana Gibson (four).

Alanis Almodovar served three points to lead the defeated Lady Patriots. Breeanna Cobb served two points. Yazmen Hill and Dasia Jenkins-Kilgore each had one point.

PATTERSON 8A DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 8A 25-21, 25-12: Alexis Barcines had eight kills and served 17 points to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a victory.

Other contributors for Patterson were Novotny Smith (four kills), Lakariss Gillespie (two kills and a block), Keyawni Hall (two kills), Deajia Brown (four blocks) and Quetzalli Bibbins and Deja’Niese Martin.

PATTERSON 8B DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 8B 25-14, 19-25, 27-25: Kellyah Butler served 23 points and the Lady Cavaliers outlasted the Falcons for a victory.

Other contributors for Patterson were Kaiyah Nobles (13 points), Angelys Rivera-Cosme (four kills, three blocks) and Jessica Felder (two kills, three blocks).


Sept. 15 and 17

LADY FALCONS WIN 8TH-GRADE BRACKET: Lele Kinere served 39 points in the tournament and Audie Murphy won its first tourney title with wins over Patterson and Liberty Hill at Ellison High School.

Rikkia Wallace was another standout.

UNION GROVE 8B DEF. NOLAN 8B 25-17, 25-16: Ensara Lance served 16 points, with an ace, to help the Grizzlies win in pool play.

Other scorers for Union Grove were Angelina Ellis (five points), Briana Gibson (three) and Re’Auna Sanford (one).

AUDIE MURPHY 8B DEF. UNION GROVE 8B 25-18, 25-21: Ensara Lance had seven points and two aces to lead the defeated Grizzlies, who finished second in their pool.

Other Union Grove contributors were Angelina Ellis (five points), Jariany Fontanez Carmona (three), Jenna Deleon (two), Brian Gibson (one) and Loren McCullar, Deonna McCarthy-Reese, Re’Auna Sanford, Sydney Seldon and Aaliyah Hatton.

PATTERSON 8B DEF. MANOR 8B 25-16, 21-7: Kiyah Nobles served 21 points to lead the Lady Cavs to a victory in a time-limited match.

Angelys Rivera-Cosme had two kills for Patterson, and Kyndal Thompkins added one. Catherine Davis was another standout.

AUDIE MURPHY 8B DEF. PATTERSON 8B 17-25, 25-21, 8-7: Kellyah Butler led the defeated Lady Cavs with 16 points, and Catherine Davis added 13 in the time-limit match.

Other contributors for Patterson were Jessica Felder (three kills and two blocks), Patricia Garibaybartolo (two kills and a block), Kyndal Thompkins (two blocks), Angelys Rivera-Cosme (three kills) and Kiyah Nobles and Catherine Davis.

PATTERSON 8B DEF. LIBERTY HILL 8B 28-26, 23-18: Kellyah Butler served 20 points as the Lady Cavs won a time-limited match.

Other contributors for Patterson were Kiyah Nobles (12 points), Jessica Felder (five blocks, three kills), Kyndal Thompkins (two kills, three blocks) and Arianna Eseroma, Jean Skinner and Catherine Davis.

GRIZZLIES WIN 7TH-GRADE CROWN: Aryana Martin served 33 points in the tournament and Union Grove won the 7B title with a 16-25, 25-12, 13-6 win over Liberty HIll in the time-limited championship match.

The Grizzlies opened the tournament with a 25-4, 25-9 win over Nolan on Thursday. On Saturday, Union Grove swept Eastern Hills (25-7, 25-10) and Audie Murphy (25-11, 25-19) to win Pool A and advance to the championship bracket.

Clarissa Gutierrez served 30 points in the tourney for Union Grove. Other scorers were Temya Johnson (27), Micayla Reeves (20) and Jasmine Johnson, Yna Marshall, Madison Camden, Savannah Seldon, Kelsie Dumond, Emma Sanchez and Kainaya Blackmon.

The Grizzlies advanced to the championship with a 25-21, 25-22 win over Patterson.



UNION GROVE 7B DEF. PATTERSON 7B 25-21, 25-22: Ariana Moore served 10 points to go with two blocks, three aces and a dig for the Lady Cavs, who went 2-1 in the tournament.

Other contributors for Patterson were Angilise Blair (nine points, two aces and four blocks), Kira Bass (1o points, two aces) and Capreil Joseph (eight points).

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