The Burleson High School 9th Grade football teams swept the Saginaw Rough Riders Thursday evening at Saginaw High School. Here’s what happened:
The 9th Grade Red Team earned a hard-fought 20-12 victory versus the Riders on the strength of three touchdown receptions. QB Chris Cook threw two of the scores, a 51-yarder to WR Devin Richerson and a 10-yarder to WR Michael Reedy. QB Matt Maynard also hooked up with Reedy on an 8-yarder late in the game that proved to be the game-winner.
The Red Team is 1-0 on the season, and will make its home debut on Thursday, September 7th, in a non-district game against the Joshua Owls. Kickoff is set for 5:30 PM at Burleson Stadium.
The 9th Grade Black Team shredded the Saginaw defense to the tune of 531 total yards of offense, 444 of them coming on the ground, in a 62-12 win. RB Jarrett Austin had a monster game in his BHS debut, totaling 264 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries. WR Tadarius Calton also had a big night for the Elks, snaring 4 receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
QB Ethan McBrayer turned in a solid game in his first start under center as an Elk, finishing 5-6 passing for 87 yards and two scores; he added an additional 56 yards on the ground on 8 carries.
Running backs Aswan Bonner (9 carries, 41 yards) and Gabe Sanchez (2 carries, 33 yards) added late rushing touchdowns.
The Black Team is 1-0 on the young season, and will look to start a winning streak on Thursday, September 7th, when the Panthers of Fort Worth Paschal come calling. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM at Burleson Stadium.