8th graders finish undefeated again

7th grade B also wins district unbeaten

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For the second year in a row, the eighth grade A team secured an undefeated season and district championship with a 41-0 win over Sweeny.

A-teamers from seventh grade lost just their second game of the year in the Sweeny series, falling 18-12.

But the B team from seventh grade also finished undefeated, winning 27-0 to secure another district championship for the junior high.

The group of eighth graders locked up a perfect season last year, winning the district outright with a 37-6 win over West Brazos for the first time since 2015. Now they’ve gone back-to-back, earning a share of the district championship with El Campo and La Marque.

Not only that, with a group of seventh graders also crowned champions walking those same halls in the junior high school, Coach Austin Kilman mentioned it has turned into a pretty cool atmosphere, but he knows there’s more to come.

“Feels good … Our goal is to get them ready for high school football and we think they are on the right track,” he noted.

The eighth graders were paced by D’Vonne Hmielewski again, throwing three touchdowns, running for another and returning a punt for the trifecta. Mason Klotz caught one of his scoring throws while Hayden Wenecke grabbed the other two.

Avonte Nunn supplemented that with a rushing score of his own while Nathan Dreese, Lucas Zapalac, Richard Hahn and William Forrester held things down on the defensive side, not allowing a point to put an emphatic stamp on the undefeated season.

Similarly, the seventh grade B team pitched a shutout to punctuate an unbeaten season and secure the district crown undisputed.

David Kainer cross the goal line of a pair of rushing scores and also threw a score through the air as well. Zachary Barrientos was on the receiving end of that aerial touchdown and also ripped off a 60-yard run to pay dirt as well.

On defense, it was Gage Bowen, Justin Hart, Cobin Stembrige and Michael Bartlett that provided an impenetrable wall to close out a district championship at the end of a perfect season.

The A team from seventh grade came up just shy of a top-of-the-standings record and although they dropped their regular season finale, it was a nail-biter to the finish.

Bryson Johnson returned a kickoff 70 yards to open the second-half scoring after Jackson Burttschell found Reid Miller in the end zone although both point-after-tries were unsuccessful, and those 12 points were the only ones on Sealy’s side.

Defensively, Reid Miller, Jeffrey Neu and Ray Ellis stood tall to only allow 18 points, but it was just a little too much although the squad ends the year with a 4-2 overall record with plenty of bright future ahead of them.

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