Middle school football: Sanders accounts for six touchdowns in Strickland win

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Little Elm got a rude introduction to Strickland’s Spencer Sanders on Tuesday in eighth-grade action. Sanders rushed for four touchdowns and passed for two as the Vikings scored a 37-23 A-team victory over Little Elm.

Sanders scored on TD runs of 56, 3, 75 and 19 yards and hit Jack Barrilleaux with scoring tosses of 27 and 19 yards. While playing defense, Sanders had an interception.

Kosi Eldridge and Luke Owens led the defensive effort for Strickland (5-2) with fumble recoveries.

Harpool eighth-grade A 21, Navo 12

Ronaldo Ortega rushed for a pair of touchdowns and passed for another as the Harpool Longhorns edged Navo to remain undefeated.

Ortega scored on a 2-yard run and later on a 12-yard run and connected with Aaron Lopez on a 36-yard TD strike as the Longhorns improved to 6-0.

Joining Ortega and Lopez as standouts for Harpool were Jed Thorne, Dameon Moser and Wyatt Gaines.

Navo eighth-grade B 18, Harpool 12

Chad Ricker and Nate Graham combined on two scoring plays but it wasn’t enough for Harpool to beat Navo.

Ricker hit Graham with a 30-yard scoring pass and a 10-yard strike as Harpool fell to 2-3-1.

McMath eighth-grade A 44, Lake Dallas 0

Tyrus Johnson and Nick Edwards each scored three times as the McMath Tigers remained undefeated with a shutout of Lake Dallas

Edwards rushed for 211 yards and three scores, while Johnson returned an interception for a TD, had a 40-yard kickoff return for a score and caught a 54-yard scoring pass from Clayton Tune, who finished with 85 yards passing. Alex Roussos added four extra points.

Juan Rabago, Jeovanni Dodson, Wilson Strange and Jacob Dean also turned in strong performances for the 6-0 Tigers.

Lake Dallas eighth-grade B 36, McMath 14

Nedium Biba ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns in McMath’s loss to Lake Dallas.

Other standout performances came from McMath’s Alexis Perez, Roman Wuenschel, Ricardo Vasquez, Kris Callaway and Gabriel Vega.

Navo eighth-grade B 19, Harpool 12

Shemar Bradshaw returned an interception 60 yards for the winning score with under two minutes to go to lead Navo to its fifth win.

Benny Rozell and DeAngelo Young added touchdowns for Navo.

Harpool seventh-grade A 44, Navo 20

Powered by a strong running attack that produced 284 yards, the Harpool Longhorns rolled to a 24-point victory over the Navo Panthers.

Harpool’s Julian Mendoza rushed for 135 yards on 10 carries and scored twice, while Blake Galan had 84 yards rushing on 10 attempts and scored three times. Galan was 2-of-4 passing for 35 yards and connected with Christan Reyes for a touchdown. Chris Brooks had 65 yards rushing on 14 carries and scored once, while Brent Jackson was good on one point-after kick for Harpool (4-2).

Deondre Dansby accounted for all three Navo touchdowns.  Dansby scored on runs of 62, 54 and 90 yards.

Harpool seventh-grade B 13, Navo 6

Ty Mongo and Matthew Kasitz each scored rushing touchdowns as Harpool scored a hard-fought victory over Navo to remain undefeated at 6-0.

Little Elm seventh-grade A 29, Calhoun 6

Despite a strong performance from their running game, the Calhoun Cougars could not score enough to stay with Little Elm.

Christian Garcia scored for the Cougars on a 13-yard run. Jaquez Flemings led the rushing attack with 55 yards on six carries, Danny Valente had 45 yards on five carries and Vincent Marquez had 20 yards on five attempts.

Garcia and Flemings led the defense with five tackles apiece.

Little Elm seventh-grade B 13, Calhoun 0

Landry Williams had 30 yards rushing and passed for 20 yards while Taijor Liggins led the Calhoun Cougars in receptions with two in a loss to Little Elm.

Desmond Burton and Stephen King led the Cougar defense.

Strickland seventh-grade B 12, Myers 0

Fabien Perez scored on a 2-yard run and Nick Hendrix and Jesus Campusano recovered a fumble in the end zone as Strickland recorded its first win.

Lake Dallas seventh-grade A 22, McMath 18

Corbin Shelly scored on three long touchdown runs but the McMath Tigers came up short in a loss to Lake Dallas.

Shelly had scoring runs of 61, 50 and 68 yards to finish with more than 160 yards rushing. Andy Scott had 50 yards on the ground, while Connor Roche and Isaish Wofford had interceptions for the McMath defense.

Lake Dallas seventh-grade B 29, McMath 6

Armando DeLeon scored on an 85-yard run in McMath’s loss to Lake Dallas.

Brendon Cooper and Wade Foster were standouts for the Tigers (2-4).


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