Smith vs. Audie Murphy

A Smith Middle School ballcarrier picks up yardage before he is pulled down by an Audie Murphy defender during their eighth-grade game Oct. 1 at Hood Stadium.

TJ Simmons rushed for 276 yards and a pair of touchdowns Tuesday to lead the Manor eighth-grade A-team Rams to a 37-0 victory over Audie Murphy.

Jaden James passed for 130 yards, ran for 48 and scored a touchdown.

Ozias Wright added 50 yards rushing and caught a 45-yard TD pass. Montego Mulkevaney had 50 yards receiving and scored on a 45-yard run. KJ Green caught a 25-yard TD pass.

Andreus Williams had seven tackles and two sacks to lead the Manor defense. Other standouts were JJ Rodriguez (eight tackles), Caine Romero and London Bennett (six tackles each), Christian Epting and Zack McNabb (one fumble recovery each), Demarcus Leach (interception), Joedecy Sharp (interception) and Josh Morris (five tackles).

PATTERSON 8A 26, UNION GROVE 8A 0: Kenward Jackson scored three times, including runs of 72, 37 and 68 yards to lift the Cavaliers to a victory.

Hasani Brown also scored when he stripped a Union Grove ballcarrier and returned the loose ball for a 45-yard TD.

The Cavaliers led all the way after capitalizing on a great defensive stand to score on their first possession, making the score 6-0.

Jackson’s first touchdown run was assisted by outstanding blocks from Antares Gillespie, Cody Bullard and William Duran.

Gillespie scored twice on a pair of one-point conversion runs.

Other standouts for Patterson were offensive linemen Nathan Sellers, Matthew Hulin, Michael Velazquez, Brent Pablo, Zarek Roberts, Andrew Ortego, Robert Soto, Ehmadj Bost and Keith Jackson.

EASTERN HILLS 8A 36, RANCIER 8A 0: Davion Miller, one of six different Panthers to reach the end zone, scored on an 85-yard punt return and Eastern Hills rolled to a victory.

The Panthers led all the way after JaQuan Tillis opened the scoring and Jason Palacios added the PAT kick for an 8-0 lead.

Miller’s big return made it 14-0.

The Panthers then forced a safety to lead 16-0.

Vrashon Walker scored to give the Panthers a 22-0 halftime lead.

Anthony Albino started the second half off with a TD run making it 30-0.

Walter Woodley then finished the scoring with another TD.

Other offensive standouts were running back Jalin Jackson and linemen Malik Kennedy, Kevin Perez, Wolfgang Amos and Jesse Rodriquez.

The Eastern Hills defense was led by Jameel Hodges, Rhandy Hughes and Joey Ortiz.

The Panthers face Nolan on Tuesday.

MANOR 8B 12, AUDIE MURPHY 8B 0: David Roe caught a 75-yard touchdown pass and the Rams shut out the Falcons.

Tarik Penn rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown. Jhared Collins added 60 yards rushing and passed for 105 more.

Brandon Banks led the Manor defense with 10 tackles and a sack. Other defensive standouts were Mikal Carter (fumble recovery), Alfred Lafayette (seven tackles), Alejandro Ingle Rodriguez and Tommy Potter (six tackles each), Samuel Morrall (four tackles and a sack) and Donte Bailey (four tackles).

PATTERSON 8B 0, UNION GROVE 8B 0, TIE: Jyquez Polk ran for more than 100 yards for Patterson’s Cavaliers, but neither team could score and the game ended in a tie.

Micah Hawkins caught a nice post out for about 12 yards. James Schirippa also caught one for about 10 yards.

Cavalier defensive standouts were Dejamieon Harris, Sean Martin and Richard Lopez.

MANOR 7A 19, AUDIE MURPHY 7A 6: At Manor, Tula Lefotu rushed for more than 200 yards and scored on a 25-yard touchdown run and an 80-yard kickoff return in the Rams’ victory.

Keyshawn Jasper connected with Karon Herring on a 20-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the first half. Isaiah Walton added a conversion run.

The Rams defense was led by Lefotu, who had six tackles and intercepted a pass late in the game to seal the victory.

Terriontae Ware also had an interception to set up a first-half touchdown for second-place Manor (3-2). Timothy Twilley had two sacks, and Isaiah Walton and Demarius Campbell-Lewis had one each.

LIBERTY HILL 7A def. LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A: Devyne Williams hits Michael Adams for a 60-yard touchdown with just over a minute left in the game and the Lions beat the Lobos.

Other offensive standouts for Liberty Hill (3-0, 2-0 conference) were Ja’Corey Adams and Jalen Dillard. Jackson Rinehart (fumble recovery), Jordan Braithwaite (interception), RaQuan Thompson and Thian Pate were defensive standouts.

The seventh-grade Lions host Patterson on Tuesday.

PATTERSON 7A 28, LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 0: The Cavalier defense turned in another dominating effort to help continue Patterson’s undefeated season.

Defensive standouts for the Cavs were Corvon (CJ) Landry, Clemente Vargas Tamayo, Jamal Nasir and safety Yakariel Young.

The Patterson defense has allowed just six points this season.

Ethan Nix, Rian McKinley and Damon Hewing led the Patterson offense.

LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 26, LIBERTY HILL 7B 0: Alex Rivera had an interception, two blocked extra points and a fumble recovery, but the Lions are still looking for their first win.

Offensive standouts for Liberty Hill (0-3, 0-2 conference) were Tamoi Williams and Lorenzo Mobley. Other defensive standouts were Logan Steed (blocked PAT), Jaylon Mack and Sha’cobe Marzett.

MANOR 7B 13, AUDIE MURPHY 7B 0: At Manor, Demariontae Moore accounted for all of the Rams’ points, scoring on a 75-yard kickoff return, a 20-yard run and an extra-point run to lead the Rams to a victory.

Clayton Gillins completed a 20-yard pass to Torre Sampson to preserve the win for Manor (4-0-1).

On defense, Manor was led by leading tackler Kyaundre Beachum. Malyk Veney-Williams had a quarterback sack, and Jacob Houston recovered a fumble. Other leading tacklers were Javon Nicholson, Christian Jobin and Nathan McCray.

PATTERSON 7B 14, LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 6: After giving up an early touchdown, the Cavaliers shut down the Lobos and held on for a victory.

Leading the Patterson defense were Keon Smith, Luis Garcia and Andrew Long. Offensive standouts were Akitram Parish, Anthony Cuthbert and Isaac Everett.


PATTERSON 8A def. UNION GROVE 8A 25-21, 25-13: Breonna Fleming served 10 points and had a pair of kills in the Cavaliers victory.

Other standouts for Patterson were Elicia Barcinas (six points, five aces), Ariyanna Scott (three points, two aces, one kill), Ashanti Gonzalez (four points, two aces, two kills), Sydney Brock (one kill) and Cielo McClain (four kills).

Selicia Field served five points to lead the defeated Grizzlies (1-2 conference). Other scorers for Union Grove were Teyrra Goodrich and Sheila Borders (three points each), Rebecca Kennedy and Hayley Sortman (two each) and Symone Thomas (one).

Thomas also had a block, while Borders and Arianna Perry each had a kill. Jaylyn Capito was a defensive standout.

The Union Grove eighth-graders return to action Oct. 21 against Live Oak Ridge.

NOLAN 8A def. SMITH 8A: At Nolan, Nicole Smith led the way, serving 13 points in the Lady Mustangs’ home sweep.

Other scorers for Nolan (2-1 conference) were Deja Simmons (nine points), Alia Vines (four), Destiny Holt and Abbie James (two each) and Jasmine Martinez (one). Tamiah Dowdell, Ana Pieper and Nicole Smith were passing standouts. Vines added two kills.

The eighth-grade Lady Mustangs will be back in action Monday at Eastern Hills.

COVE JH 8A def. SOUTH BELTON 8A 26-28, 25-20, 25-17: Daysha Barnes and Addie Cook helped the Lady Bullpups outlast South Belton for the victory.

TEMPLE BONHAM 8A def. S.C. LEE8A 25-19, 24-26, 15-8: The Lady Cougars fought off game point to win the second set, before falling in three.

Sierra McCormick was the player of the game for the Lady Cougars.

NOLAN 8B def. SMITH 8B: At Nolan, Mariah Johns served seven points to lead the Lady Mustangs in a sweep and keep Nolan unbeaten in conference play..

Other top servers for Nolan were Alexis Ayala and Arlene Aguinaga (five points each) and Shamira Peters (two). Other standouts were Jalia Bullock, Iyanna Seals and Katrina McMillin.

PATTERSON 8B def. UNION GROVE 8B 25-17, 25-16: Alicia Rocha served 11 points, with nine aces, to lead the Cavaliers to a victory.

Other standouts for Patterson were Geordan Blanchard (seven points, four aces), Isabella Vega (five points, three aces) and Tia Landrum and Marissa Knapp (four points)

Amiya Burns were the top servers for the defeated Grizzlies (1-2 conference) with four points each.

Other scorers were Kayla Hansen (three points), Paxton O’Fallon and Cassie Bomar (two each) and Marlina Isley (one).

S.C. LEE 8B def. TEMPLE BONHAM 8B 27-25, 25-15: The Lady Cougars won in a sweep behind the play of Adrianna Crapper.

SOUTH BELTON 8B def. COVE JH 8B 25-22, 25-20: Tiana Byrd was the player of the game, serving 12 straight points in the loss for the Lady Bullpups.

NOLAN 7A def. SMITH 7A 25-20, 25-17: Sarana Tuia and Plusasia Gibbons each had a kill to help the Lady Mustangs remain undefeated in conference play.

Vivian Ortiz led Nolan in assists.

The Lady Mustangs host the also undefeated Eastern Hills Lady Panthers on Monday.

PATTERSON 7A def. UNION GROVE 7A 25-13, 25-14: Jada Dye and Sophie Young led the defeated Grizzlies with three points each at the service line.

Faith Miller, Bailey Bodkin and Ashlyn Eastmore added two points each. Layla Yerry and Claudia Vera contributed one point apiece.

Elizabeth Iosefo was a hitting standout.

COVE JH 7A def. SOUTH BELTON 7A 25-10, 25-10: Jayda Carter dominated at the net and the Lady Bullpups served 25 aces in the win to improve to 4-0.

S.C. LEE 7A def. TEMPLE BONHAM 7A 25-19, 25-14: Mara Carter helped the Lady Cougars take the victory.

PATTERSON 7B def. UNION GROVE 7B 25-13, 25-19: Emma Dungan served four points for the Grizzlies, who suffered their first loss in conference play.

Tierra Gray-Thomas and Selena Crusoe each contributed three points. Sydney Unger and Brittany Bombardier added one point apiece.

COVE JH 7B def. SOUTH BELTON 7B 25-19, 25-10: The Lady Bullpups served 21 aces and played exceptional team defense in the victory.

Hailey Hawkins was the player of the game for CJH.

S.C. LEE 7B def. TEMPLE BONHAM 7B 25-13, 20-25, 15-12: Taylor McBride led the Lady Cougars to a victory.


S.C. Lee plays in two A-team tourneys

On Oct. 5, S.C Lee Junior High had six teams competing in two different A-team Tournaments.

At Stephenville, the eighth-grade team tied for third place in its pool, but did not advance to bracket play, despite the fine play of Izzy Chavez.

The seventh-grade team also placed third in its pool and loss its first bracket game to Weatherford.

The Lady Cougars finished fifth overall, and Maddison Griffon was the player of the tournament for S.C. Lee.

In Lampasas, Lee had two teams in the eighth-grade bracket. One placed third and the other fifth. Alexis Crabeels and Trinity Redoch were standouts for the Lady Cougars.

In the seventh-grade bracket, one Cougar team finished fourth, and the other did not place. Top players for S.C. Lee were Emily Noteboom and Jillian Bridenstine.

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