Liberty Hill sweeps out Tiger sub varsity teams
THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen will host Smithville at Tigerland Field with the first game set for 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers will travel to Smithville, with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m. The 7B, 7A teams will play first, followed by 7A, 8A.
The junior varsity fell behind early and couldn’t quite catch up in a 21-12 loss to Liberty Hill Thursday.
The Tigers (1-3) answered a Liberty Hill scoring run with a 50-yard scoring strike from Andrew Perez to Christian Lara.
Trailing 21- 6, Chase Pickett busted over from the two to close out the scoring.
According to coaches, Pickett, Travis Morgan (fumble recovery) quarterback Perez, linemen Kacey Waxler and Darius O’Bryant, defensive back Zach Zoeller and linebacker Joey Montelongo were the standouts.
The Tiger freshmen could not get an early lead to stand up in a 38-24 loss to Liberty Hill.
Tigers’ (2-2) quarterback David Franklin broke off a six-yard run to open the scoring.
After Liberty Hill produced three running scores in the second quarter, tailback Davion Ford broke loose for a 51-yard score to close the score to 18-16 at intermission.
Liberty Hill pushed further ahead with a couple of short runs in the third quarter for a 31-16 lead before Ford dialed up long distance again with a 55-yard touchdown in the final period.
Franklin, linemen Zach Montelongo and Marcus Deleon and linebacker Braxton Moore were the leaders.
The eighth grade game was cancelled due to lightning, while the 8B team fell to Liberty Hill 16-0.
Highlights included completed passes of 20 and 10 yards from Angel Lara to Kevin Cloer, followed by an 18-yard pass to Hunter Lehmann to put the Tigers (0-2) inside the 10.
Defensive back Saul Salazar, linebacker Jacob Phillips and defensive tackle Elicio Espinoza all recovered fumbles.
Cloer, fullback Marcos Gutierrez, linemen Sirvantae Allen and Zavion Burgess all turned in superior games.
The Tigers could not control the Liberty Hill offense in a 44-6 loss.
The Tigers (0- 2) actual ly grabbed the early lead after linebacker Jackson Perry scooped up a fumble and returned it 95 yards for a touchdown.
Standouts included linemen Cayden McBride, Doss Hasselbach, Wren Crane and Carson Offield.
7B—Liberty Hill got the only score of the game to stand up in a 6-0 Tiger loss.
The Tigers’ (1-1) leaders on the field were linemen Robert Barrera, Josh Davenport and Danny Loera, linebacker Jake Parsley and running back Dylan Dietsel (60 yards rushing on first drive).