Middle school football: Edwards, Tune help McMath improve to 7-0 with victory over Myers

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Nick Edwards and Clayton Tune each scored two touchdowns and the McMath Tigers remained undefeated at 7-0 with a 32-14 victory over the Myers Titans in eighth-greade A-team action Tuesday.

Edwards finished the evening with 93 yards rushing and two TDs, while Tune scored on a 15-yard run and returned an interception 21 yards for a score. Tune also had 115 yards passing and a fumble recovery.

Other McMath standouts were Tyrus Johnson with 65 yards receiving, Juan Rabago as a leader on defense and special teams, Jeovanni Dodson with three tackles for loss and a forced fumble, and Wilson Strange with a key reception on a scoring drive and a key block that led to a touchdown.

In the B-team game, McMath suffered a 7-0 loss to Myers.

Crownover eighth-grade A 44, Calhoun 0

Trent Ponsonby ran for two touchdowns and passed for two to lead the Crownover Cowboys (4-3) to a shutout victory over the Calhoun Cougars.

Ponsonby scored on TD runs of 22 and 12 yards and connected on scoring strikes of 24 yards to Dylan Bourey and 18 yards to Trecon Turner. Turner also scored on a 17-yard run, and Devon Jefferson scored on an 18-yard run. Taylor Wallace added four extra points.

Gio Archer, Alex Mahavier, Brandon Arreaga, Colton Phillips, Josh Nicholson, Skylar McLarren, J.T. Thompson, Aaron Ail and Bryce Shanklin also were standouts on offense, while Arian Bhat, Ivan Romo and Garrett Keuer led a Crownover defense that didn’t allow a Calhoun first down.

Crownover eighth-grade B 16, Calhoun 7

The Crownover Cowboys combined strong defensive play with standout performances from Jeremiah Hays and Josh Burgess in their victory over Calhoun.

Hays had a sack for a safety, and Burgess came up with several key plays for the Cowboys (4-1-2). Tyler Dooty scored on an 18-yard run and Donovan Everett had a 10-yard touchdown run to complete Crownover’s scoring.

Navo eighth-grade A 41, Strickland 32

Strickland’s Spencer Sanders continued his offensive brilliance by scoring four touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as Navo edged the Vikings.

Sanders accounted for six touchdowns — four rushing and two passing — last week against Little Elm. Against Navo, Sanders had a 70-yard kickoff return and scored on runs of 6, 1 and 44 yards. Brenden Bishop got the other touchdown for the Vikings (5-3) on a 4-yard run.

McMath seventh-grade A 24, Myers 6

Oscar Gonzalez rushed for 96 yards and scored three times to lead the McMath Tigers (4-2-1) to victory.

Gonzalez scored on runs of 10, 12 and 30 yards, and Josh King added the point-after kick each time. Isaiah Wofford added 60 yards rushing and Andy Scott had 26 yards behind the strong play of offensive lineman Xavier Bennett.

Gonzalez also led a defensive unit that had four interceptions. Connor Roche, Deshawn Howard and Kyle York picked off passes.

McMath seventh-grade B 8, Myers 6

Antonio Woods and Armando DeLeon connected on a 70-yard touchdown pass and Marco Mariona added the kick as McMath won a hard-fought victory over the Myers Titans.

Wade Foster and Coby Sullivan came up with interceptions for the Tiger defense, Matthew Iaia had a fumble recovery and Carter Ford and Jerry Myers also played well for McMath (3-4).

Crownover seventh-grade A 51, Calhoun 0

Isaac Carrillo rushed for 203 yards and scored four times as the Crownover Cowboys overwhelmed the Calhoun Cougars.

Carrillo, who got the 203 yards on 12 carries, scored on runs of 32, 12, 27 and 13 yards. Cole Schroeder scored twice — once on a 57-yard interception return and again on a 23-yard run. Schroeder also connected with Devion Harmon on an 82-yard TD pass. Quentin Helm added four extra-point kicks for the Cowboys (6-0-1).

Defensive standouts for Crownover were Daniel Stewart with a fumble recovery, Helm with a touchdown-saving tackle, Connor Briggs, Marcus Hendricks and Payne Williams.

Crownover seventh-grade B 38, Calhoun 7

Dejuan Harris and Ryan Goswick each scored twice as the Crownover Cowboys improved to 5-1-1.

Sasha Stone got the other touchdown for the Cowboys, while Daniel Thompson added three extra-point kicks. Nate Schiele, Chase Coffman, Dalton Smith and Dawson Love led the Cowboys’ defensive effort.

Little Elm seventh-grade A 12, Harpool 8

Blake Galan hit Christian Reyes with an 11-yard scoring pass, but it wasn’t enough as the Harpool Longhorns fell to Little Elm.

The loss dropped the Longhorns to 4-3 for the season.

Harpool seventh-grade B 13, Little Elm 0

The Harpool Longhorns kept their record unblemished at 7-0 with a shutout victory over Little Elm.

Ty Mongo rushed for one TD, and Matthew Kasitz ran for a touchdown and for a conversion.

Navo seventh-grade A 32, Strickland 6

The Navo Panthers, behind the strong play of Deondre Dansby, rolled to a 26-point victory over Strickland to improve to 4-3.

Dansby scored four times, while Aaron Jackson rushed for a touchdown and added a point-after kick.

Navo seventh-grade B 32, Strickland 0

Kerrell Woods scored two touchdowns to lead the Navo Panthers to a shutout victory over the Strickland Vikings.

Jeremiah Richardson and Quintereus Mitchell each scored once, and Maxwell Pachereco returned an interception for a TD as Navo improved its record to 6-1.


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