Four different Grizzlies scored touchdowns and kicker Isaac Hernandez also scored six points with three PAT kicks in Union Grove’s 30-0 win over Palo Alto on Tuesday in Killeen ISD seventh-grade A-team football action.
Fullback Aimeer Washington opened the scoring with a 10-yard run. Deaubry Hood added a 55-yard TD run, and quarterback Dayne Holden threw his first TD pass of the season to Marcus McMillan. The Grizzlies also scored with their defense when Evan Chatman returned a fumble for a score.
Zachary Manson intercepted two passes and Jeremiah Bradley forced a fumble as the Patriots held Union Grove to just one score in the opening half. Other standouts for Palo Alto were Timothy Ramsay, offensive linemen Joseph Turner and Nijell Sims and running back Brandon Hernandez.
RANCIER 7A 7, NOLAN 7A 6: Dwayne Allen scored on an 8-yard run for the defeated Mustangs.
Jeffery Lenten recovered a fumble and Alexis Estrada had three sacks to lead the Nolan defense. Terrel Gilmore and Marquise Collins were offensive standouts.
MANOR 7A 28, AUDIE MURPHY 7A 0: Amare Johnson, Ishmond Ware, De’Van’te Johnson and Jakobe Deloach led the offense in the Rams’ victory.
To’O To’O Maugaotega and Aaron Barnwell were defensive standouts.
NOLAN 7B 0, RANCIER 7B 0, TIE: At Nolan, Nolan’s Jonathan Jeune forced two fumbles and the Mustangs had seven sacks in their scoreless tie.
Gearon Wideman and Jerome Panzu recovered the fumbles.
MANOR 7B 25, AUDIE MURPHY 7B 12: Jontae Williams and Treaveion Brooks led the offensive attack in the Rams’ victory. Leonard Groves was a defensive standout.
UNION GROVE 8A 8, PALO ALTO 8A 7: Darius Wilson caught a touchdown pass, and Nathan Slebo’s 2-point PAT kick was the difference in the Grizzlies’ victory.
Wilson scored on a throw by Ryan Mckenzie. Wilson made another big catch later, sealing the win with a late interception.
Treyvione Searcy and Morris Marshall also had interceptions for the Grizzlies. Caleb Martinez Ramirez made a touchdown-saving tackle on Palo’s final drive. Other standouts included Michael Berrios, Shane Begley, Austin Dollard, Easton Culp, Jacob Ables, Toamalosi Laufasa, Taisamoe Lelauti, Xavier Records, Matthew Smith, Nikolas Walker and Brandon White.
Akari Morris scored the lone touchdown for the defeated Patriots. Tayvon Mcmanemy scored the extra point.
Palo Alto was hurt by four turnovers. The Patriots did get one of their own as Latavis Gibbs-Williams recovered a fumble. Other defensive standouts were Tre’Von Perry, Bryar Kohler, Rudy Vargas and Khamari Terrell.
AUDIE MURPHY 8A 35, MANOR 8A 0: Jaylen Johnson recovered a fumble on a hit by Sterling Serano in the Rams’ loss. Richard Morris was another defensive standout.
SMITH 8A 22, PATTERSON 8A 18: Allen Knight ran for two touchdowns for the defeated Cavaliers. Breon Williams also ran for a score.
Other standouts for Patterson were Howard Johnson, Christian Rillera, Jorien Young, Antonio Jones and Dominick Allison.
SMITH 8B 39, PATTERSON 8B 0: The Leopards won their season-opener behind the running of Jothan Torrs, Kyle Micka and Curtis Shivers.
Quarterback Isaiah Johnson passed for 50 yards and ran for 21. Michael Alexander scored on a 53-yard interception.
Smith led 19-0 after the opening period.
Michael Kelly and Peyton Harris were offensive standouts for Patterson.
AUDIE MURPHY 8B 19, MANOR 8B 7: Cameron Hatton scored on a 55-yard run for the defeated Rams.
Keymoni Coleman passed for 75 yards. Lazarion Anderson had three catches for 50 yards. Jadarius Morris ran for 75 yards.
UNION GROVE 8A DEF. PALO ALTO 25-12, 25-18: At Palo Alto, Alexandria Cloud served 14 points, and Mary Allen and Temiya Johnson had kills in the Grizzlies’ victory.
Also scoring for Union Grove were Johnson (eight points), McKenzie Mansell (four), Allen and Nayelis Sanchez (three each) and Rozalyn Simmons and Karly Hansen (one each).
Isabel Nautu served five points to lead the defeated Lady Patriots. Jamesha Reece and Alyssa Burrel-Holmes each had four points. Janea White had two. Summer Aguon Tallada and Mahogany Shaw led the team in digs.
PATTERSON 8A DEF. SMITH 8A 25-17, 25-23: Kylie Swanson served 10 points to help the Lady Cavaliers take a victory.
Ariana Moore added nine points, and Nicole Evans five.
Naudie Vaszquez also served five points, including an ace, and posted one digs. Ichani Norman recorded two kills, two assists and a block to go with seven points. Natajha Jenkins had a kill, and Evelyn Lorenzo recorded two digs.
NOLAN 8A DEF. RANCIER 8A 25-12, 25-14: Ka’Tesha Lewis led a balanced serving attack with eight points in the Lady Mustangs’ victory.
Other scorers were Anastazia Hentz (seven points), Taleiya Aguon (six) and Armani Davis (five). Serenity Hillsman had a kill. Kiarelys Landrau-Santiago had five digs. Other Nolan standouts were Aissa Council Setters, Alyssa Gomez and Taleiya Aguon.
PATTERSON 8B DEF. SMITH 8B 21-25, 25-23, 25-23: Ciera McNeil served 10 points to help the Lady Cavaliers rally for a victory.
Capriel Joseph served three aces, and Mikaylah Perez added two. Angilise Blair added six points. Jasmyn Byron had a kill. Zykirah Thompson recorded a block.
UNION GROVE 8B DEF. PALO ALTO 8B 25-7, 25-15: At Palo Alto, Keni Moore served 13 points, and Savannah Seldon added 12 to lead the Grizzlies to a victory.
Others scoring for UGMS were Lauren Grover (three points), Jocelynn Deaton (two) and Cassandra Vazquez and Shakira Shackleford (one each).
Kayla Cherry led Palo Alto with five digs. Top servers for the Patriots were Aiyanna Stepp (three points), Keyshany Pizarro and Susan Mayo (two) and Janessa Bartz and Jadan Allan (one each). Azirria Becoats, Britsel Arredondo, Guadalupe Ferrusquia-Rodrigruez and Alicia Rolland also contributed.
NOLAN 8B DEF. RANCIER 8B 25-20, 26-24: Myeshia Ray served nine points in the Lady Mustangs’ win.
Jessica Ludwig and Aniya Williams each contributed five points. Saniyah Kennedy had a kill.
Other standouts for Nolan were Kendall Brown and Alannah Lizama.
SMITH 7A DEF. PATTERSON 7A 25-11, 25-27, 25-21: At Patterson, Railee Pollock served five points in the deciding set and the Lady Leopards outlasted Patterson.
Kaliyah Rosemond had an ace in the final set. Emilee Wolf served four points, and Da’Niya Brooks had two.
In the opening set, Kayley Goodman served five points and had two aces to give Smith an early lead. Trynity Hicks and Rosemond each added two points. Melainey Edmond and Brooks had one each.
Wolf served seven points in the middle set. Hicks added three. Goodman and Edmond each had two. Jordan Lafuente and Pollock had one each.
Elizabeth Eakin led Patterson with 21 points, three assists and nine aces. Deshonay Merchant finished with nine points, 11 assists and an ace. Tiana St. Cyr had 20 assists, nine points and five digs.
MANOR 7A DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 7A 25-27, 27-25, 25-13: Top servers for the winning Lady Rams were Kynce Randles, Janiya Douglas and Assiah Howard.
Joselys Melecio, Amaiyah Dawson and Leilani Maneafaiga were defensive standouts. Dianeshia Jasper, Myaunni Mayfield, Olivia Stevenson, Amanda Costa and Amari Estep also contributed.
SMITH 7B DEF. PATTERSON 7B 25-21, 25-23: At Patterson, Christiana Quinata served 10 points in the second game, five of them aces, in the Lady Leopards’ victory.
Alexis Bermea led the first game with five points, including two aces. Quinata, De’Ausinae Roberts, and Andrea Newton each served two points. Sarai Townsend, Diamon Torres and Jalleyah Boxley each had one.
Bermea served two aces in the second game. Newton had one point.
Lanijah Harrell served nine points, including three aces, to lead the Lady Cavalies. Alondra Chelby served four points and had two assists. Morgan Campuzano served six points, with two aces. Amyah Collins finished with three points and two aces.
UNION GROVE 7TH GOLD DEF. PALO ALTO 7TH 25-6, 25-14: Nevaeh Halbach served 16 points in the Grizzlies’ victory.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Saniyah Johnson (four points), Laura Pearce and Faith Leveck (two each) and Aryam Quiroz, Ayannia Williams and Blessing Laye (one each).
UNION GROVE 7TH RED DEF. PALO ALTO 7TH 25-8, 25-11: Gloria Iosefo served 16 points for the winning Grizzlies.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Kaley Lelauti (11 points), Sakoya Lopez (seven) and Alicia Mora and Faryn Morris (one each). Faryn Morris, Jaliah Evans and Alicia Mora were defensive standouts.
SALADO 8A DEF. LAMPASAS 8A 25-21, 25-23: Lainey Taylor led the Lady Eagles to their fifth consecutive win.
LAMPASAS 8B DEF. SALADO 8B 29-27, 25-19: Emma Grant led the defeated Lady Eagles (1-3).
SALADO 7A DEF. LAMPASAS 7A 25-16, 25-14: Mikayla Bush and Alexandria Dworaczyk led the Lady Eagles to a victory.
SALADO 7B DEF. LAMPASAS 7B 25-16, 25-9: Haley Piatak served 21 points in the Lady Eagles’ win.
SALADO 8A DEF. BURNET 8A 25-14, 25-18: Eishen Young dominated at the net and Lainey Taylor was strong at the service line to lift the Lady Eagles to a victory.
BURNET 8B DEF. SALADO 8B 25-14, 25-14: Emma Grant and Kymberleigh Deen were the top servers for the defeated Lady Eagles
SALADO 7A DEF. BURNET 7A 25-23, 23-25, 26-24: Mikayla Bush’s serving helped the Lady Eagles rally from a 20-8 deficit in the decisive third set.
SALADO 7B DEF. BURNET 7B 30-29, 14-25, 15-5: Hailey Piatak served the final 13 points as the Lady Eagles rallied from a 5-2 hole in the clinching third set.
Madison Graham led Salado in a tight first set.
Allison Carnahan and Lorena Perez led the Salado freshmen to a 25-21, 18-25, 16-14 win over at Leander Glenn.
The Salado junior varsity lost 25-4, 25-21. Breigh Oliver was the top scorer for the Lady Eagles.
The Salado junior varsity girls placed fifth at the Gatesville meet on Sept. 14.
Leading the Lady Eagles was Erin McBryde, who finished 10th in 16 minutes, 3 seconds. Other Salado runners were Avery Wright (16th, 16:10), Lily Lougheed (31st, 16:55), Grace Graham (35th, 17:06), Rachael Jett (66th, 18:20), Hannah Seymore (87th, 19:37) and Gillian Moszer (89th, 19:43).
Salado’s JV boys also placed fifth, led by Grant Sellers’ 10th-place finish. Other runners for the Eagles were Tyler Edmonson (18th), Cole McKinney (37th), Dustin Wilson (49th), Jacob Sellers (59th) and Nevin Santana (117th).
SALADO JH TEAMS PLACE 4TH: The Salado Junior High boys and girls teams both placed fourth at the Crawford meet on Sept. 16.
The Eagle boys scored 84 points, led by Adan Giral’s 15th-place finish of 13 minutes, 36 seconds. Other Salado runners were Isaac Huerta (16th, 13:39), Ryan Novotny (17th, 13:46), Brooks Dabny 24th, 14:15), Ben Raines (50th, 16:04), Cutter Meyer (58th, 16:59), Ross Vincent (60th, 17:01), Blake Howell (63rd, 17:33), Simeon Salgado (64th, 17:35) and Ethan Villanueva (70th, 19:00).
The Lady Eagles scored 75 points, just two behind the meet runner-up. Anna Lesley led Salado with a third-place finish of 13:55.
Other Lady Eagles were Avery Fossum (6th, 14:15), Natalie Burleson (20th, 15:25), Ashlyn Williams (22nd, 15:27), Caley Aycock (25th, 15:35), Ellie Mescher (27th, 15:50), Charley Thomas (58th, 17:31), Naysa Cauley (66th, 17:51), Amy Ortiz (70th, 18:24), Kirsten Vesely (73rd, 18:37) and Audrey Bender (82nd, 19:14).