Terrance Carter ran for four touchdowns, passed for another, and the Liberty Hill seventh-grade A-team Lions improved to 4-1 on the season with a 37-7 win over Audie Murphy on Tuesday.
Liberty Hill led all the way after an early 20-yard TD run by Donavyn Jones. Carter connected with Mikail Denton for the extra point and the Lions led 7-0.
On the ensuing kickoff, Eric Moore hit the Falcons ballcarrier and forced a fumble that Lamont Williams recovered for the Lions. Moments later, Carter scored his first TD on a 37-yard run to make it 13-0.
The Falcons answered on the next drive with their only score.
Liberty Hill took a 25-7 lead into halftime.
Carter also scored on runs of 3, 3 and 47 yards. Anthony Millender caught a 5-yard TD pass.
Leo Rhome also recovered a fumble for Liberty Hill. Other defensive standouts were Christian Galarza and Amari Stapleton.
Liberty Hill’s seventh-graders host Union Grove on Tuesday.
LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 13, RANCIER 7A 12: The Lobos scored a late touchdown and handed the Karoos their first loss of the season.
Rancier made an impressive comeback for giving up the late score. With the Karoos down by seven entering the fourth quarter, running back Patrick Cox had a 17-yard run and receiver Devin Toliver added an 11-yard dash to move the ball into scoring range. Quarterback Jacobia Thomas finished the drive with a 5-yard rushing touchdown to cut the lead to one point.
On the ensuing kickoff, Tyler Cravens recovered a fumble, and the Karoos capitalized on the turnover when Thomas punched it in again for a hard-fought 2-yard touchdown to take the lead, but the Karoos came up empty on the PAT, and it came back to haunt them at the end.
Larry Tidwell, Michael Joyner, Vincent Cross and Bryce Irvine were defensive standouts for Rancier.
EASTERN HILLS 7A 32, MANOR 7A 0: Aunnor Wright opened running lanes for the running backs and was the offensive standout for the defeated Rams.
Kameron Hatten, who forced a fumbled, topped the Manor defense.
LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 19, RANCIER 7B 0: Johnathan Gutierrez, Monteney Hoyte, Samuel Pleasant and Shamareik Johnson-Whitsell were offensive standouts for the defeated Karoos.
Defensively, Jayvon Doss, Alexander Deleon, and Yesuer San Inocencio contained the inside, while Adam Baker, Quinton Thomas and Walter Ipina made stops on the outside.
AUDIE MURPHY 7B 13, LIBERTY HILL 7B 12: The Falcons capitalized on two second-half fumbles and a missed extra point by Liberty Hill and held on for a victory.
Dominic Choquette scored on two long touchdown runs for Liberty Hill (0-5). He gave the Lions a 6-0 lead with a 50-yard run in the second quarter. He added a 65-yard score in the second to give the Lions a chance to tie the game at 13, but they missed the PAT.
Liberty Hill got one last chance with a little over a minute remaining following a defensive stop, and picked up a fair of first downs. But the Falcons sacked the Lions’ quarterback as time expired.
Other offensive standouts for Liberty Hill were Tristian Carnell, Trevor Hoffman and Kalani-Koa Green.
Deleon Crusito had two interceptions to lead the Lions defense. Other standouts were Jackloid Carino, Davion Washington, Xavier Word and Ethan Daniels.
PATTERSON 8A 39, PALO ALTO 8A 19: Traelen Williams passed for two touchdowns and ran for two others as the Cavaliers won their fifth straight game to start the season while matching their season high in points scored.
Nicholas Dawson caught the TD passes from Williams, and De’Andre Exford also ran for a couple of TDs.
Christopher Uresti, Reid Pulliam and Damashja Harris combined for six sacks and multiple tackles for loss to lead the Patterson defense.
Cody Camacho tossed a pair of touchdown passes and the Patriots scored on a kickoff return but ultimately were doomed by costly penalties in a loss..
Trenton Hudson and Jacob Cote each had a touchdown reception for Palo Alto. Adonte Crayton scored on a kickoff return and also converted the extra point. Trenton Hudson also had a big kickoff return that led to another Palo Alto touchdown.
Defensively, Adonte Crayton, Keith Cunningham, Amir Batiste, Christian Camacho, Jacob Cote and Richard Adewusi played well for the Patriots.
Patterson’s eighth-graders are off this week.
PATTERSON 8B 14, PALO ALTO 8B 0: Christian Cardenas and Darrius Felts each scored touchdowns and the Cavalier defense shut out the Patriots.
Cardenas scored in the second quarter, and Felts scored in the third.
Davion Cleveland and Malik Holt had multiple sacks and tackles for loss to lead unbeaten Patterson (5-0) in its second shutout of the season
Jonathan Beltran, Linden Richards, Tobias Rasmussen and Ja’Juan Martinez were defensive standouts for the defeated Patriots.
Offensively, Tyreese Crawford and Ja’Juan Martinez played well.
LIBERTY HILL 7A DEF. UNION GROVE 7A 4-25, 25-14, 25-8: Adelia Puni served 24 points, including 14 straight in the deciding set, to lead the Lady Lions to a victory.
Carmaria Partlow dominated at the net for Liberty Hill and finished with 10 points.
Mary Allen served 12 points to lead the defeated Grizzlies.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Karly Hansen (10 points), McKenzie Mansell and Kylarr Martin (three each) and Trinity Dunn.
Lily Mandeville and Rozlyn Simmons were defensive standouts. Janae Deauvero and Evan Fuller were standouts at the net.
UNION GROVE 7B DEF. LIBERTY HILL 7B 25-18, 18-25, 25-15: Kainya Blackmon served 10 points and made superb plays at the net to lead the Grizzlies to a victory.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Clarissa Gutierrez (seven points), Keni Moore (six), Micayla Reeves (three) and Emma Salazar, Aryana Martin, Temiya Johnson and Jasmine Johnson (one each).
Rebecca Leija led Liberty Hill with 12 points. Other scorers for the Lady Lions (2-1 conference) were Arianna Harris (nine points) and Jasmine Loree (eight).
AUDIE MURPHY 8A DEF. PALO ALTO 8A 25-10, 25-20: Azaria Atkins served seven straight points in the second set to give the Lady Falcons the lead en route to the sweep.
Strong court coverage was provided by Alina Salazar and Kylie McKinzie.
LIBERTY HILL 8A DEF. UNION GROVE 8A 25-11, 25-15: Johanna Talamantez served five points to lead the defeated Grizzlies.
Other scorers for Union Grove (0-2 conference) were Ashley Turck (four points), Savannah Wadsworth (two) and Fallon Pons and Veronica Johnson (one each).
The eighth-grade Grizzlies host Palo Alto on Monday.
AUDIE MURPHY 8B DEF. PALO ALTO 8B 25-3, 25-7: Calen Prevo served 14 consecutive points in the opening set and the Lady Falcons rolled to a victory.
Aubrey Fuselier, Nyssa Fox and Prevo were serving standouts in the final set.
LIBERTY HILL 8B DEF. UNION GROVE 8B 25-21, 20-25, 25-14: Jenna Deleon served eight points, with an ace, to lead the defeated Grizzlies.
Other contributors for Union Grove (1-1 conference) were Ensara Lance (six points, ace), Aaliyah Hatton (three points), Breonna McCarthy-Reese and Briana Gibson (two points each) and Jariany Carmona Fontanez, Loren McCullar and Angelina Ellis (one point each).