Daryl Cannie scored four touchdowns and the Patterson seventh-grade A-team Cavaliers shut out the Union Grove Grizzlies 31-0 on Tuesday.
Sidney Holland threw for two touchdowns and converted an extra point for Patterson. Jamaal Jenkins caught a touchdown pass.
Defensively, Larry Davis, William Ellison and Sema’J Howard recorded several key tackles, and Jalen Lawrence and Courtney Phillips each collected a sack and a pair of tackles for negative yardage.
Patterson’s seventh-graders return to action Oct. 29 against Audie Murphy.
UNION GROVE 7B 12, PATTERSON 7B 0: The Grizzlies scored on a pick-six and kickoff return to win a game in which both offenses were shut out.
Jaxson Hooper and Nicholas Pullens ran the ball well for the defeated Cavaliers. Nicholas Mclean, Pullens and Kenneth Huguley (fumble recovery) recorded several tackles on defense.
SMITH 8A 14, LIBERTY HILL 8A 6: O’Shaun Brown and Roderick Norman each scored a touchdown in the Leopards’ victory.
Brown opened the scoring with a 7-yard run. Jerrod Hicks converted the extra point and Smith led 7-0.
Receiver Ter’Ron Lewis’ catch-and-run to the 1-yard line set up Norman’s TD plunge. Norman passed to Justice Janda for the PAT and the Leopards led 14-0 in the second quarter..
Marquis Cross had an interception for the Smith defense.
Liberty Hill (2-3, 1-1 conference) scored before halftime on Kwaevon China’s 13-yard catch from Amir Cavello. The Leopards blocked the extra point.
Other offensive standouts for the Lions were Kristopher White, Gabriel Emery, Markel Pearson and Anthony Maynard.
Joseph Massey, Anthony Scott, Jaiden Skorupa, Johnny Williams and Rayford Jones led the defense.
The eighth-grade Leopards face Eastern Hills on Tuesday. The Lions travel to Manor.
MANOR 8A 40, PALO ALTO 8A 6: At Manor, the Rams jumped out to an early 13-0 lead and went on to beat Palo Alto.
The Patriots scored in the second quarter and trailed just 13-6 at halftime.
The Rams dominated the second hafl as key injuries mounted at the beginning of the third quarter on both sides of the ball for Palo Alto (3-2).
Palo Alto’s eighth-graders host Nolan on Tuesday.
UNION GROVE 8A 26, PATTERSON 8A 0: The Grizzlies scored with their offense and defense on the way to a victory.
Dylan Plake tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Johnson for the first score of the game. Donnie Dukes followed that with a 45-yard Interception return for a touchdown.
Torre Mallard scored on a 10-yard run and had some crucial tackles during the game. The defensive line, including Ashton Sanford, Plake, Michael Saiz, Aaron Gomes, Connor Cronin and Zayden Lyons, dominated the line of scrimmage and held Patterson to 20 yards rushing.
The eighth-grade Grizzlies host Audie Murphy on Tuesday.
SMITH 8B 15, LIBERTY HILL 8B 0: Demetrius Kapono-Wilson scored two non-offensive touchdowns and the Leopards remained unbeaten in conference play with a shutout.
Smith scored all of its points on defense and special teams. Kapono-Wilson scored on an interception return and punt return on back-to-back possessions. The Leopards added a safety in the second quarter.
Dominic Cardenas converted an extra point and also ran for over 150 yards.
Liberty Hill’s Isaiah Morris picked off two passes in the end zone to keep the Smith offense from scoring. Other defensive standouts were Joshua Young, Gabriel Martin, Jimmy Hall and Elias Rodriguez.
The Lions (3-1, 0-2 conference) drove inside the Smith 5 in the second half, but turned the ball over on downs.
Hezekiah Snooks, Jimmy Hall and Jai’Den Fletcher were offensive standouts for Liberty Hill.
UNION GROVE 8B 41, PATTERSON 8B 13: Jaron Jones had a couple of long touchdown runs and touchdown passes to lead the Grizzlies to a victory.
John Cole caught two touchdown passes, and Victor Hill lead the running game and broke off two 40-yard touchdown runs.
EASTERN HILLS 8A DEF. NOLAN 8A 25-2, 25-22: After a disastrous first set, the defeated Lady Mustangs bounced back and nearly forced a deciding third set.
The Lady Mustangs battled back with better passing, setting and attacking in the second set. Strong attack play at the net came from Kaitlyn Fresch. Due to roster changes, the Gomez twins -- Silissa and Pricilla -- combined to execute several attacks.
PALO ALTO 8A DEF. MANOR 8A 25-16, 25-23: Tereyn Lauderdale and Ava Nautu recorded kills to help the Lady Patriots earn a victory.
Nautu, Benecia Awuah, Tayla Gonzales, Lauderdale and Jazzmin Venevongsoth led the team in serving and digs. Tayla Gonzales provided stellar passing.
Other contributors in the win were Danelis Martinez, Nyrissia Carter, Liliana Ingram and Marna’e Phillips.
PATTERSON 8A DEF. UNION GROVE 8A 25-12, 25-17: At Union Grove, Ella Perry served three points to lead the defeated Grizzlies.
Other scorers for Union Grove (7-3, 1-1 conference) were Elly Hanks and Yalia Gibson (two points each) and Jayla Jordan, Grace Riggs and Nevaeh Brown (one each). Desiree Boston played tough at the net.
Union Grove’s eighth-graders travel to Audie Murphy today.
MANOR 8B DEF. PALO ALTO 8B 25-9, 25-16: Rionna Woods, Tehani Akina, Aniyah Williams, Rachel Moreno and Hamida Botchway led the defeated Lady Patriots in serving and digs.
Nakia Sims, Jacari Downing and Kiana Sprankel McGinnis also contributed for Palo Alto.
PATTERSON 8B DEF. UNION GROVE 8B 25-18, 25-18: At Union Grove, Anna Larajin served seven straight points in the loss for the Grizzlies.
Larajin’s streak helped Union Grove rally from an 18-11 deficit in the final set, but Patterson closed out the match from there.
Other scorers for the Grizzlies (7-3, 1-1 conference) were Brooke Fowers and Nora Halabi (three points each), Kaylee Maxey (two) and Kylie Dickerson and Angeliqe Wilson (one each).
Treasure Bethea and Zakaya Potter earned kudos for their back row passes.
PALO ALTO 7A DEF. MANOR 7A 25-20, 14-25, 25-22: Essi Agbodeka served eight points and the Lady Patriots outlasted Manor for a victory.
Aaliyah Williams added five points for Palo Alto. Zabrianna Lighten finished with four. Other standouts included Chandice Hood, Chelsea Upchurch and Jocelyn Nelson.
PATTERSON 7A DEF. UNION GROVE 7A 23-25, 25-12, 25-15: Lillian Swiney-Malave served 20 points -- including four aces -- and had one kill and six digs in the Lady Cavaliers’ comeback win.
Deliana Iosefo served ten points, with four aces, and added three kills and 14 digs.
Other contributors for Patterson were Aliyah Bowman (nine points, two aces, seven digs), Lanai’Ya Harris (seven digs), Angelina Hobbs (one dig), Kylee Inscho (three digs), Giomarlie Cruz (one kill, eight points, five aces), Alyssa Thomas (three points, one ace), Aryanna Gonzalez (four assists, four points and seven digs), Shayna Grisham (two points and one dig) and Bryanna Bowman (one serve and one dig).
Naysa McGinnis served seven points to lead Union Grove (6-3, 1-1 conference). Other scorers were Alyssa Allsup (six points), Tra’lesia Williams and Amaya Rich (four each), Neveah Brown, Zerin Albritton and Kimora Harmon (three each) and Camia Mateo (one). Keely Cox was a defensive standout. Milena Haripersad contributed at the net.
The seventh-grade Lady Cavs return to action Oct. 28 at Audie Murphy.
LIBERTY HILL 7A DEF. SMITH 7A (2-0): Kehyanna Zamora served two aces for the defeated Lady Leopards.
Other contributors for Smith were Cristiana Turner and Simone Lee (one block each), Jesselix Acevedolebron and Laila Amour (one ace and a block each), Madison Edwards (one ace) and defensive specialist Arianna Ramos.
The seventh-grade Lady Leopards travel to Eastern Hills today.
MANOR 7B DEF. PALO ALTO 7B 25-21, 18-25, 25-21: Niazanni Richardson served a season-high 11 points in the Lady Patriots’ loss.
Zyaire Taylor added seven points. Aniyah Childs and Elisabeth Metcalf were defensive standouts.
PATTERSON 7B DEF. UNION GROVE 25-20, 25-13: Cherilyn Lara Sandoval served 12 points, including six aces, to go with eight digs and an assist in the Lady Cavaliers’ victory.
Christany Velasquez added nine points, four aces and two digs.
Other contributors for Patterson were Tofa Oto (one kill, five digs), Lydia Byrd (one dig), Arianna Taijeron, Karina Kendrick and Mayraliz Rivera Cozme (three digs each), Stephanie Dunagan (one serve and one dig), Ayana Carey (one ace and one dig), Makayla Morris (three points, one ace) and Abigale Green (six points, three aces).
Gabrielle Simmons led Union Grove (5-3, 1-1 conference) with seven points. Eva Armstrong added five. Cassie Stokes finished with four. Aaliyah Dixon was a defensive standout.
LIBERTY HILL 7B DEF. SMITH 7B (2-0): Desiree Van Dorn had a kill for the defeated Lady Leopards.
Fransisca Gines added a block. Kylee Berger was a defensive standout.
JV CROSS COUNTRY
The Salado junior varsity cross country team placed second at the District 27-4A Meet at Lampasas High School.
Hannah Seymore led the Lady Eagles with an eighth-place time of 14 minutes, 11 seconds over the 2-mile course on a chilly morning.
Lily Lougheed (12th, 14:36) and Ashlyn Williams (13th, 14:41) also medaled for Salado, which finished with 56 points.
Other runners for Salado were Grace Graham (19th, 15:04), Maria Pauer (20th, 15:08), Sydney King (22nd, 15:16), Emma Grant (24th, 15:19), Sarah Beth Lesley (42nd, 16:46), Rachael Jett (48th, 17:20) and Amy Ortiz (51st, 17:40).
Salado’s JV boys finished third. Brooks Dabney received an individual medal for his 13th-place showing of 19:36 over 3 miles.
Other Eagles runners were William Won (16th, 19:40), Daniel Lander (17th, 19:40), Briton Messick (27th, 20:40), Connor Lynch (28th, 21:00), Adan Giral (36th, 22:13), Logan White (37th, 22:24), Chance Heck (43rd, 23:42) and Robert Joiner (48th, 26:06).
SALADO JV RED DEF. TAYLOR 25-17, 24-26, 25-19: At Taylor, middle blocker Kenslee Konarik had six kills and three blocks to help the Lady Eagles outlast the Lady Ducks.
Freshman Holly Giesecke sparked Salado in the opening set with five kills and four assists.
Salado (3-1 District 27-4A) trailed 18-17 in the third set before surging to victory.
SALADO JV WHITE DEF. TAYLOR 25-20, 25-21: At Taylor, outside hitters Makayla Bush and Emma Grant combined for 14 kills in the win.
Salado evened its District 27-4A record at 2-2.