Carl Robinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Liberty Hill 8A Lions to a 26-6 victory over Live Oak Ridge on Tuesday.
Robinson scored on a 40-yard run, tossed a 30-yard TD pass to Terry Ellis, and threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Travian Wright. Robinson also threw a 2-point conversion pass to Josiah Dykes.
Robert White added a 5-yard TD run.
Other offensive standouts for Liberty Hill were Michael Aranda, Da’Jon Williams, Alex Lee, Joacoby Martin, Manuel Sarabia.
Gabriel Lawrence, Hector Correa, Damien Hernandez, Cambriege Wesley, Michael Douglas, Gregory Brown, Uriah Dillard and Shakim Wright were defensive standouts.
Smith 8A 20, Audie Murphy 8A 0 — Dy’Reece Howard ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Leopards to a victory.
Howard opened the scoring in the second quarter with a touchdown pass to Jordan Brown.
Brown’s 36-yard catch set up Howard’s 8-yard TD run.
Patrick Horace ran in the 2-point conversion, making the score 14-0.
Howard capped the scoring with a 40-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Howard also contributed defensively with an interception. Other defensive standouts were Jonath Negron, Gabriel Oros and Fernando Ramirez.
Jacob Kelly and La’Que McLaurin were other offensive standouts.
Nolan 8A 40, Eastern Hills 8A 0 — At Nolan, Elijah Mathis scored on offense and defense to lead the Mustangs in a rout.
Mathis opened the scoring on a 37-yard touchdown scamper on Manor’s third play. Mathis also ran in the conversion to put the Mustangs up 8-0.
Elijah Mathis visited the end zone again when he ran back an interception 47 yards for a score. Chris Francis added the 2-point conversion.
Tyreike Beckett got in on the fun when he took a reverse 28 yards for a touchdown. Mathis delivered a block that sprang Beckett for the score. Francis added another 2-point conversion run, which extended the lead to 24-0.
The Mustangs got one more touchdown in the first half when Francis scored on a 33-yard run. Francis also cashed in on the conversion run.
The final Manor touchdown came after Deandre Blash blocked an Eastern Hills punt and Troy Sanders recovered the ball on the 2-yard line. Quarterback Julian Hicks found Marquis Tezino in the back of the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown reception. Hicks ran in the conversion on a sneak to cap the scoring.
Defensive standouts were Ty Brinson, Francis, Joshua Johnson, Victor Prado, Calvin Bell and Cardea Banks.
The eighth-grade Mustangs travel to Rancier on Tuesday.
Eastern Hills 8B 18, Nolan 8B 14 — At Nolan, the Mustangs scored their first two touchdowns in the season finale, but it wasn’t quite enough to top the Panthers.
The Mustangs got on the board early as Hector Velazquez rumbled 53 yards for a touchdown after Kendal Williams delivered a block to spring him. The other Mustang score came from Rodricus Maxwell, who ran in a quarterback keeper from 2 yards out. The score was set up by a 42-yard run by Cervantez Ramirez. Maxwell also took in the conversion run.
The Mustangs had the ball late in the game after Kyron Brown recovered a fumble, but their final drive stalled with several untimely miscues.
Defensely, the Mustangs were led by Ronald England, Isiah Widerstrom, Ramirez, Christian Viveros and Hector Velasquez.
Liberty Hill 8B 26, Live Oak Ridge 8B 14 — Zavier Rembert and Luis Johnson returned interceptions for touchdowns, providing the difference in the Lions victory.
Johnson’s return covered 70 yards. Rembert’s went for 30.
Rembert also caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jesse Bowen, who added the 2-point conversion.
Tavon Elliott scored on a 40-yard run.
Other Liberty Hill standouts were Christian Duirden, Ikaika Clay, Tritan Beacham, Nestor Sanachez, Jeremiah Johnson, Alec Coates, Joshua Moses, Andrew Bursik and Luis Jonson.
Smith 8B 20, Audie Murphy 8B 14 — Evan Greenwood caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Daniel Fensky and scored on an 8-yard run as the Leopards overcame scoreless first half to beat Audie Murphy.
Derrick Nash’s 35-yard catch set up Greenwood’s second score.
Greenwood also scored on a 2-point conversion run.
Audie Murphy, which took an 8-0 lead in the second quarter, scored late but couldn’t recover the onside kick and the Leopards ran out the clock.
Jaymison Alicaba and Derick Nash were defensive standouts for Smith.
Patterson 7A 40, Palo Alto 7A 0 — Adonis Jiles picked off a pass and returned it 20 yards, but there were few other highlights for the defeated Patriots.
Palo Alto’s seventh-graders will play their final home game of the season next week against Liberty Hill.
Live Oak Ridge 7A 26, Liberty Hill 7A 6 — Zephaniah Snooks scored the Lions’ only points on a kickoff return and Liberty Hill suffered its first loss in conference play.
Taunty Motu (fumble recovery), Anthony Palmer (blocked punt), J. Henderson, Xavier Dukes and Javon Gillespie were defensive standouts.
The seventh-grade Lions travel to Palo Alto on Tuesday.
Eastern Hills 7A 6, Nolan 7A 0 — The Mustangs could not overcome the fumble bug in a sluggish first half and fell to the Panthers.
Jayire Shorter, Miguel Franqui, and Cody Poyser played well defensively.
The Nolan seventh-grade teams host Rancier on Tuesday.
Manor 7A 14, Rancier 7A 0 — Marcus Clater and Abrion Franklin rushed for some hard fought yards for the defeated Roos.
Brock McKiver and D’Andre Marquez were defensive standouts.
Nolan 7B 24, Eastern Hills 7B 0 — Casey Armour, Shamar Domonter and Adam Batista each scored a touchdown and 2-point conversion in the Mustangs win.
Terrence Eagen, Terrence Williams, and Israel Rodriguez provided good blocks for the offense. Maurice Mercado, Marcus Hannon, Batista, Domonter led the defense in the shutout.
Manor 7B 28, Rancier 7B 0 — Terrance Barr connected with Colby Davis and Carlos Rivera for a couple of pass completions for the defeated Roos. Defensively, Jalontre Meeks and Quayshawn McCleod stepped up with a few big stops.
Live Oak Ridge 7B 44, Liberty Hill 7B 0 — Immanuel Edouard and Hunter Thomas were offensive standouts for the Lions, who fell to 0-4 and 0-2 in conference play.
Cameron Howard was a defensive standout.
Nolan 8A 14, Manor 8A 14, tie — Chris Francis scored a late touchdown on fourth down and Tyreike Beckett added the 2-point conversion and the Mustangs scrambled for an improbable tie.
Troy Sanders had the key play of the game when he split two offensive linemen and delivered a blindside hit on the Manor quarterback, Ty Brinson recovered the fumble to give the Nolan offense another chance with 3 minutes remaining.
Great running by Francis set up Nolan inside the Rams 15-yard line on the opening drive. Beckett took it in from the 12 to put Nolan up 6-0 in the first quarter.
Blocking by Luis Espitia, Sloan Curtis, Victor Prado, Troy Sanders, Milan Patel, Ryan Larson, Marquis Tezino, Ty Brinson and Mathis helped to drive the Mustangs 60 yards to the Rams 4 on the game-tying drive.
Beckett had to make two defenders miss and dive into the end zone to get the 2-point conversion.
Sanders finished with two sacks for Nolan. Other standouts were Calvin Bell, Julian Hicks, Richard Douglas and Joshua Johnson.
Manor 8B 6, Nolan 8B 0 — At Nolan, the defeated Mustangs were led offensively by Hector Velasquez and Isiah Widerstrom. Andrew Garcia, James Short, Christain Almondoz, Brandon Pinder, Jose De La Garza, Jalen Luna, Adrian Perez and Kendal Williams all contributed with solid blocking.
The Nolan defense was led by James Short, Cervantes Ramirez, Jason Joiner, Rodricus Maxwell and Kyron Brown. Christian Viveros forced a fumble and Markeith Domonter recovered a fumble.
Middle School Volleyball
Union Grove 8A def. Rancier 8A 25-15, 25-15 — At Union Grove, Syann Iosefo served 10 points and the Grizzlies improved to 11-0 with a victory in the first round of the Killeen ISD postseason tournament.
Other scorers for Union Grove were LaNajia Washington (seven points, one ace), Gracie Grimm (five points), Miracle Ellison (four), Maya Musick (three), Reagan Ernst (two) andJulia Sholes (one).
Other standouts were Kola Fualau and Kat Saavedra.
Palo Alto 8A def. Manor 8A — Andrea Almenderez served the Lady Patriots into the lead in both games and the Lady Patriots avenged an earlier loss to Manor.
Reagan Felton had two kills and two blocks. Aaliyah Reed made two dazzling saves.
Union Grove 7A def. Smith 7A 21-25, 25-22, 25-13 — At Union Grove, Terrya Goodrich served 18 points to lead the Grizzlies to a victory.
Other leading scorers for Union Grove were Symone Thomas (11 points), Arianna Perry (five), Sheila Borders (three), Hayley Sortman (two) and Selicia Fields and Rebecca Kennedy (one each).
Rebecca Kennedy was a defensive standout.