MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wooten leads 7A Cavs comeback against Eastern Hills | future stars


Tano Wooten ran for two touchdowns and the seventh-year Patterson A-team Cavaliers rallied from a 6-0 halftime deficit to beat Eastern Hills 14-6 on Tuesday in football action from the Killeen ISD college.

The Cavs quickly tied the game in the second half, earning a defensive save and score from Wooten.

After another defensive stoppage, Patterson ate a clock and hit another TD from Wooten to go up 14-6.

Wooten sealed the victory with an interception and the Cavs ran out of time.

Caesar Cobb led a Patterson defense that had a key fourth-and-second save in the first half and held the Panthers to two first downs in the second half.

Patterson’s seventh graders host Palo Alto on Tuesday.


EAST HILLS 8A 20, PATTERSON 8A 7: The Panthers scored on the first two touchdowns and held on to beat the Cavaliers.

Eastern Hills added another score on a deflected pass that was caught in the end zone.

Isaiah Jones scored Charles Patterson’s only touchdown by snatching the ball from an Eastern Hills player and recovering the fumble in the end zone. DJ Wilson rushed into the end zone to add an extra point conversion.

Jakarius Fletcher, Eli Wooden and Dashone Ambrose led Patterson’s defense.

Patterson’s eighth graders next face Nolan on Oct. 25.



UNION GROVE 7A DEF. LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 27-25, 25-20: Led by defensive stars Eloisa Borja, Leiry Torres and Kylie Shields, the Grizzlies improved to 1-1 in conference play.

Union Grove’s top passers were Reagan Snider and Karly Foster. Aly Bryant, Isabella Butler, Addison Evans and Janailsa Quintanilla shone at net.

The Grizzlies’ top server was Karly Foster with nine points. Other scorers were Kylie Shields (seven), Reagan Snider and Eloisa Borja (four each), Aly Bryant (three) and Addison Evans (one).

PATTERSON 7A DEF. EAST HILLS 7A 25-20, 25-8: Madyson Grisham served 15 points and the Lady Cavaliers rallied from a first-set deficit and made a sweep.

Grisham also had two digs.

Other Patterson contributors were Deja Brooks (three serves and two digs), Lua Oh (seven serves, nine digs and two kills), Chardonae Jackson (two kills), Khloe Jones (two serves and six digs), Leilani Duhon (seven serves, two digs and a kill) and Joy Gaither (one kill).

The seventh-year Lady Cavs host Palo Alto on Monday.

LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B DEF. UNION GROVE 7B 25-13, 25-19: Madison Settlemoir was a defensive star in the Union Grove loss.

The Grizzlies’ best servers were Reagan Breunig, Brooklyn Becker and Alexandria Meredith.

PATTERSON 7B DEF. EAST HILLS 7B 25-15, 25-12: Autaliyah Meekins served up 10 runs, including three aces, to lead the Lady Cavaliers to victory.

Gabriella Goings served eight runs and had an ace. Other contributors were Nia Hill (three points), Jeralyn Russell (two points and an ace) and Jalaya Pearce (one point).

NOLAN 8A DEF. SMITH 8A 25-20, 21-25, 25-21: Hitters Jada Hood and Mileyanna Hopkins helped the Lady Mustangs outlast Smith for a win.

Alicia Gomez and Amaya Stanton fought at the net for Nolan with blocks. Jyrah Gray, Amelia Constancio and Aaliyah Johnson contributed stellar assists. Setters Aerith Mills and Ja’Lya Swiney also contributed to the victory.

UNION GROVE 8A DEF. LIVE OAK RIDGE 8A 25-9, 25-15: At Live Oak Ridge, Janelly Rios served 12 points and the Grizzlies improved to 2-0 in conference play.

Union Grove’s other top servers (5-3) were June Speer (10 points), Ashlyn Towlson (six), Aryana Wright and Gisella Wood (three each), and Ashlynn Warriner and Morgan Riggs (one each).

Warriner, Mia Lopez and Speers killed. Riggs was an exceptional passer.

The 8A Grizzlies travel to Rancier on Monday.

NOLAN 8B DEF. SMITH 8B 20-25, 25-20, 25-17: Great passing and set-up from team captain Alexis Plewacki, libero Miley Graulau and Ja’Lyeigha Roberson helped the Lady Mustangs win.

Ka’Mira Fields, Sophia Gonzalez and Cheyenne Metcalf played big at net with pushes and dinks. The best serve came from Merielle Kaoloa and Destini McCombs.


Lampasas Middle School‘s seventh and eighth grade girls teams won championships Oct. 10 at the season-ending district meet in Marble Falls.

The seventh-grade Badger boys finished second after losing a tiebreaker for the district title. The LMS eighth grade boys placed third.

Earning individual medals in the encounter for Lampasas were Merari Vergari (second place), Soleya Southerly (third), Makenzie Shaughnessy (fourth), Carlos Rodriguez (second), Cohen Watson (fourth), Sophia Storm (fourth), Macy Patterson (fifth) and Elijah Copeland (sixth).


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