T.J. Mills Stadium was full of youth footballers again last weekend, as the Tigers hosted Bellville in a Colorado River Youth Football Coalition showdown starting with the freshman group.
The Brahma first- and second-graders in that freshman division was the only team out of Bellville to win last week over La Grange and the winning ways continued in Sealy, with the visitors jumping out to an early 12-0 lead.
The Tigers responded with a long drive to start the second half, put together by Aiden Daily-Page, Eden Jones, Zack Baber and Jaxton Lafrance among others, the last of whom finished the drive off with a 30-yard run on a reverse play.
However, that would not be enough to tarnish the Brahma's winning record and the final score of 18-6 pushed the Sealy freshmen record to 1-1.
In the junior varsity division, the host Tigers earned a shutout by not allowing a single first down to Bellville, helped out by Alex Gilbert and Pierce Burttschell who combined for multiple sacks and tackles for loss. Nathan Hamner and Dylan Hamilton also secured interceptions to help keep the Sealy offense with ample opportunities.
Deagan Hrachov, Amarion Kirby and D.J. Hamilton were the Tigers that crossed the goal line to put points on the board, forcing the operator to make 19-0 for the hometown team, pushing their record to 2-0 on the season.
Finally, the varsity squad comprised of fifth- and sixth-graders secured a 35-6 win thanks to multiple scoring contributors.
Ivan Cadena scored twice on the ground, Javien Grant and Isaiah Dukes-Self both produced one rushing touchdown while quarterback Kane Killough found Elijah Sanders for a touchdown through the air as well. James Kidd was on the receiving end of a two-point conversion and Weston Cryan ran in a one-point conversion for Sealy.
On the other side of the ball, the Tigers surrendered just two first downs and one touchdown, led in part by Erik Sanchez, Cooper Osborne and Sanders. Hunter Sodolak and Jadon Hernandez also pulled down an interception each, with Hernandez returning his all the way for a touchdown to help round the score out to its final resting place.
This Saturday, Sealy will head to La Grange for another morning full of youth football, with the varsity and junior varsity teams owning a 2-0 record and the freshman squad taking a 1-1 record into battle.