Getting a defensive stop

Photo by Michael Morgan

The Wharton defense had some stops, but not enough in a loss to Sweeny, Friday. Jarad Newsome (26) had an interception.

The Wharton Tigers continue to seek their first victory, and the Sweeny Bulldogs didn’t have any mercy in handing their foes their seventh loss, and the second setback in district play at EJMS on Friday, Oct. 16.

Sweeny scored 14 points in the opening quarter and 21 more before halftime. To Wharton’s credit, it has avoided being shutout in any of its 2020 games.

The closest the game was came in the first quarter after Sweeny scored two first quarter runs, and WHS responded at the 6:00 mark of the second quarter.

Tigers quarterback Sterling Harris threw a 30-yard pass to Keijon Waddell, and the point after attempt was blocked. Harris was intercepted four times.

Sweeny had a 56-6 lead in the fourth quarter when Wharton scored again.

With 56 seconds remaining in the game, Raymond Hudson scored on a 12-yard run

Kicker Josh Rivas’ PAT was good.

Defensively, WHS’s Jarrad Newsome had an interception and Ja'Quarian Hopkins had a fumble recovery.

The Tigers next play a Thursday (Oct. 22) game at Texas City against La Marque (2-4). The Cougars beat Royal, 10-7, Friday.

Matthew Watkins provided statistical information for this story.

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