Freshman White Lions knock off Abilene Wylie, 22-8

The Brownwood JV Lions battled Alvarado for the second time this season and avenged an earlier loss by claiming a 28-21 victory Thursday night.

Defensively, the Lions forced two turnovers and came up with a late fourth-down stop to seal the win.

Offensively, the Lions churned out more than 330 yards — 270 on the ground and 60 through the air.

Standouts on offense included Tommy Bowden with 55 yards rushing, 60 yards passing, a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion pass; Cain Kittrell with 167 yards rushing, and three touchdowns; Joseph Johnson with 50 yards rushing; Cooper Swanzy with 12 yards receiving and a two-point conversion catch; Ian Moreno with 12 yards receiving; Ben Kallman with a 38 yard touchdown reception; and the entire offensive line for clearing the way for a 330-yard performance.

Leading the way on defense were Kittrell (tackle for loss and double-digit tackles), Bowden (fumble caused, fumble recovered, double-digit tackles), Austin Haynes (fumble caused, fumble recovered), Tristan Buitron (double-digit tackles, tackle for loss), Grayson Swanzy (double-digit tackles, two pass break-ups), Hayden McAfee (double-digit tackles), Alvaro Villarreal (tackle for loss), Carlos Benetiz (tackle for loss) and Chris Farrow (tackle for loss).

Top special teams performers were Johnson, Christian Pearson and Grayson Swanzy.


Freshman White Lions 22, Wylie 8


The Brownwood Freshman White Lions picked up an extra game — and extra victory, 22-8 over Abilene Wylie Thursday.

The Lions scored on their first snap of the night on a 67-yard touchdown run by Jeremiah Sanchez, while Isaiah Salinas followed with a two-point pass to Jose Ibarra.

Later in the first quarter, Bradley Darrow scored on a 2-yard carry to stretch the lead to 14-0.

Darrow recorded a safety in the second period to extend the advantage to 16-0, while Salinas connected with Dylan Dybas on a 13-yard touchdown toss to complete the scoring.

Defensive standouts included Darrow, Stephen Perkinson and Mason Ryden, with an interception.