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One Nolan County team â€” Blackwell â€” has already qualified for the state football playoffs that get started next week. But that number could triple when the dust has finally settled tonight in both Sweetwater and Roby.
Sweetwater, which is 2-2 in District 4-3A and 4-5 overall, will host Wylie (3-1, 6-3) at Mustang Bowl in what is likely a must-win situation for Coach Shane Mobleyâ€™s Mustangs.
HIGHLAND â€” Thursday nightâ€™s final regular-season football game between Highland and Hermleigh was about what youâ€™d expect for two teams with identical season and district records fighting for the No. 2 playoff spot in District 7 Six-Man.
There were four lead changes, two in each half, before Hermleigh finally emerged with a 39-38 win to take the No. 2 berth and end Highlandâ€™s season.
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There will be a definite sense of finality on Friday when Sweetwater and Wylie meet at Mustang Bowl.
Itâ€™s the final game of the regular season for both of the teams, but the finality goes further. Consider:
(1) If Sweetwater loses, the Mustangsâ€™ season will be over unless Snyder (1-3 in district) also loses to Midland Greenwood (0-4). If Snyder wins and the Mustangs (2-2) lose to Wylie, Snyder will take the No. 4 â€” and final â€” playoff spot in District 4-3A by vir-tue of the Tigersâ€™ 41-14 win over Sweetwater.
The Roscoe football team enters Fridayâ€™s final game of the season at Roby with, as head coach Jake Freeman puts it, â€śsomething to play forâ€ť â€” namely, making the Class 1A playoffs for the first time in three years.
To end their postseason drought, the Plowboys will have to do more than just pick up a win. They have to win by 15 or more, Freeman said.
Currently, Roby (4-2) has a one-game lead for the third and final playoff spot in District 7-1A, Division II over both Roscoe and Cross Plains, who are 3-3.
Highland saw its hopes of a district title end with a 54-8 loss to top-ranked Ira last week.
But it didnâ€™t end its hopes to grab the No. 2 playoff spot â€” something Highland will clinch by defeating Hermleigh when the teams meet today in Highland in the regular season finale.
Highland (5-4, 1-1) had its five-game win streak halted by Ira (9-0, 2-0), which with the victory assured itself of going into next weekâ€™s six-man playoffs as the top seed in District 7, Division I.
If Highland should defeat Hermleigh (5-4, 1-1), how-ever, the Hornets will join Ira in the postseason.
Highlandâ€™s junior high football team was the District 7 champion with a 3-0 record and was 8-1 overall.
Pictured are Cade Garrett, Carson Rowlett, Hunter Hammond, Kam-ren Shelton, Charles Chrismer, Jordan Johns, Dalton McGlothlin, Kol-ton Ford, Eli Sauer, Tuc-ker Harris, Nolan Mont-gomery, Dakota Bowen, Gage Braden, Diego Garza, Richard Fomby, Kanyon Carper, Keegan Pruitt, Hayden Adams and Zach Winslett.
Mikki Reschman is shown returning a volley for Sweetwater in the teamâ€™s Class 3A bi-district playoff match on Tuesday against Fabens.
The Lady Mustangs â€” who made the playoffs despite fielding one of their most inexperienced teams in several years â€” were defeated in three games in the match at Crane High School.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls bas-ketball team beat Highlandâ€™s JV girls, 34-29, on Monday in the season-opening game for both teams. Lauren Jones had 15 points to pace Sweetwater, while Sabrina Romero had 11 points to lead Highland.
Also scoring for Sweetwa-ter were Abby Garcia with six, Marissa Sanchez with five and Gabby Fuentes, Payton Moore, Jaya Atkins and Kaitlyn Foster with two points each. Kristen Harris had nine, Kailee Hall three and Emily Harris, Madison Braden and Kellse Cornett two apiece for Highland.
Roscoe girls lose to Eula in opener
Three people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday.
Jimmy Lee Luna pleaded guilty to family violence assault, enhanced to a second degree felony with one prior conviction. Luna was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will have to serve 240 hours of community service. Luna shall also attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Course through community supervision.