The receiving-passing combination of the Crownover Cowboys’ Devion Harmon and Cole Schroeder proved to be too much for the Harpool Longhorns on Monday night in seventh-grade A-team action.
Harmon caught three touchdown passes from Schroeder as the Cowboys opened the middle school season with a 25-14 win.
Harmon and Schroeder connected on touchdown passes of 30, 45 and 50 yards, and Sam Meeks scored on a 40-yard run to cap the Cowboys’ scoring. Harmon also had an interception and caused a fumble, while Isaac Carrillo turned in a strong defensive effort.
For the Longhorns, Caleb Verceck scored on a 42-yard pass from Blake Galan and Chris Brooks raced 50 yards for a touchdown.
Brooks had 108 yards rushing to lead Harpool while Josh Gillenwater added 92 yards. Galan was 2-of-6 passing for 74 yards. Verceck and Christian Reyes led the receiving corps. Reyes and Riley Wood each made fumble recoveries.
McMath eighth-grade A 40, Strickland 22
Nick Edwards opened the season in dominating fashion for the McMath Tigers in a win over the Strickland Vikings.
Edwards had four rushing touchdowns and accounted for 300 all-purpose yards. Clayton Tune had 80 yards rushing and a touchdown and passed for 100 yards and a touchdown to Tyrus Johns.
McMath eighth-grade B 18, Strickland 6
Three players scored as the Tigers recorded a 12-point victory over Strickland.
Johnathan Leon-Gomez and Nedim Biba had rushing touchdowns and A.J. Johnson caught a TD pass from Adam Goff for McMath.
Navo eighth-grade A 14, Little Elm 6
The Navo Panthers used a strong defensive effort to limit Little Elm to one touchdown while the Panther offense scored a pair of TDs to secure a victory.
Running back Adrian Wilson scored on an 8-yard run and quarterback Omari Ross made it into the end zone from 3 yards out for Navo.
Harpool eighth-grade A 18, Crownover 7
Luke Stillwell threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead the Harpool Longhorns to a two-touchdown victory over the Crownover Cowboys.
Stillwell was 3-of-7 passing for 113 yards and hit LeTre Darthard with a 74-yard TD strike. Stillwell and Mark Loza had rushing touchdowns, and Nick Taylor set up one of the touchdowns with a 60-yard kickoff return.
Harpool eighth-grade B 13, Crownover 13
Nick Garcia and Nate Graham each scored touchdowns for the Harpool Longhorns in their tie with Crownover.
Garcia scored on a 40-yard fullback dive play, and Graham got his six-pointer on a short run.
Lake Dallas eighth-grade A 35, Calhoun 0
Lake Dallas overwhelmed the Calhoun Cougars in the season opener for both squads.
Miguel Rivers led the Cougar offense with 26 yards rushing on two carries, while Hector Salazar led the defense with six tackles.
Lake Dallas eighth-grade B 2, Calhoun 0
Defense took the spotlight and Lake Dallas recorded a safety.
Luis Hernandez led the offensive effort for the Calhoun Cougars with 45 yards rushing on five carries, while Issac Santiago had 18 yards on two carries.
McMath seventh-grade A 42, Strickland 0
The McMath Tigers combined an explosive offensive attack with a stingy defense to open the season with a lopsided shutout of the Strickland Vikings.
Corbin Shelly scored on runs of 24 and 39 yards and had a 33-yard punt return for a touchdown, accumulating 127 all-purpose yards. Isaiah Wofford had 47 yards rushing, including a 17-yard TD run, and Rece Parker passed for 48 yards, including a 34-yard TD pass to Oscar Gonzalez.
Kyle York got into the scoring column with a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown. Joshua King converted three extra-point kicks.
Harpool seventh-grade B 19, Crownover 0
Ty Mongo scored three touchdowns to pace the Harpool Longhorns in a shutout victory over the Crownover Cowboys.
McMath seventh-grade B 27, Strickland 0
McMath got the season started with an impressive shutout.
Armando DeLeon scored three rushing touchdowns, John Chamber caught a touchdown pass from Antonio Woods and Ian Keyes tacked on three extra-point kicks.
Little Elm seventh-grade A 16, Navo 13
Navo’s Deondre Dansby accounted for all of the Panthers’ scoring, but is wasn’t enough in a season-opening loss.
Dansby scored on a 70-yard punt return, a 12-yard touchdown run and a one-point conversion run.
Navo seventh-grade B 20, Little Elm 0
The Navo defense kept Little Elm out of the end zone while three Panther players spearheaded the offense in Navo’s victory.
Jon’trevous Promise, Christian Hernandez and Kerrell Woods each scored rushing touchdowns.
Lake Dallas seventh-grade A 32, Calhoun 0
The Calhoun Cougars struggled offensively against Lake Dallas, but the Cougar defense had some bright spots in a loss.
Jaquez Fleming led the Cougar defense with eight solo tackles, followed by Danny Vallente with six and Xavier Wiley-Jackson with four.
Lake Dallas seventh-grade B 14, Calhoun 0
Landry Williams and Thomas Jarrett were standouts on offense while Jakob Williams led the Calhoun defense in a loss to Lake Dallas.
Jarrett led the Cougars with 45 yards rushing on eight carries, while Landry Williams had 32 yards on five carries. Jakob Williams had a pass interception for the Calhoun defense.