September 24th, 2012
WALL â€” After a 19-point win at Breckenridge the previous week, Sweetwater never got comfortable when it paid a visit to a very good Wall team on Friday.
The Hawks scored on the gameâ€™s first play from scrimmage on a 74-yard run by Grant Eubank, and never looked back in a 43-20 win over the Mustangs.
And Eubankâ€™s head-turn-ing start was just the begin-ning of a remarkable first half for the 175-pound sen-ior, who accounted for five touchdowns before inter-mission in staking his team to a 37-12 advantage.
There was no defense for the Highland Hornets on Friday when they traveled to Sands and claimed a resounding 86-44 win.
Highland (2-2) got five TDs by Ron Covington plus three scoring runs by Mich-ael Hyde in the game.
Covington had 46- and 50-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns in the game in addition to having three scoring runs of his own.
Highland led Sands by 10, 30-20, at halftime after Covington had his first kickoff return for a touchdown from 46 yards out with only 12 seconds left. Covington also completed the scoring in the fourth quarter with his 50-yard kickoff return.
Jayden Jones rushed for 268 yards and scored four touchdowns, one on a fumble return, for Blackwell on Friday but the Hornets were unable to hold a 10-point lead after three periods as they lost to Trent, 50-44.
Blackwell was outscored 16-0 in the fourth quarter as it fell to 2-2. Trent is 4-0.
In addition to Jonesâ€™ run-ning, Ethan Andrews threw for 58 yards and Franck Cano (3), Ted Chambliss (2), Mark Monroe and Jones had receptions. Jones had two fumble recoveries and Cano and Wade Allen one.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams are both 3-1 for the season after splitting a doubleheader with Wall here on Thursday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV was de-feated for the first time this season as Wall won, 32-28, at Mustang Bowl.
After finding the end zone just once before intermission when quarterback Hayden Reeves hit Deandre Gatson on a pass of 32 yards, Sweetwater had 22 second-half points and hit paydirt three times.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity tennis team hosted Wall on Tuesday. Results follow:
Boys doubles â€” Brian Vause and Stephen Shipp lost 2-6, 7-5 (8-10); Isaiah Hernandez and Michael Redondo lost 4-6, 3-6; Zac Bax and Billy Reeves won 7-6, 1-6 (10-4).
Girls doubles â€” Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto lost 3-6, 0-6; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 6-4, 6-4; Kayla Sage and Vida Gamez won 6-4, 6-3.
Mixed doubles â€” Keygan Valdez and Brianna Hicks lost 4-6, 5-7 (9-11).
WALL â€” Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s football teams went 2-of-3 in their games Thursday at Wall. Their results follow:
7th Grade Red 20, Wall 0
Sweetwater Red is 2-0 after posting its second consecutive shutout.
Kiante McCoy scored on a 5-yard run and also threw a 62-yard TD pass to Michael Green. Isak Alvarez scored the final TD on a 25-yard run and Chris Thompson added the PAT. Sweetwater also received outstanding play from offensive linemen Nicholas Gomez, Rogelio DeLaCruz, Mason Maxwell, Trenton Hicks, Jonathan Castillo and Kobe Clark.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Billy Pat Pendergrass ("Pat") was born near Dexter, NM, but grew up in Sweetwater, TX. He was a top student, earned his Quartermaster Sea Scout Badge (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle, and earned in a town with little water), and his Eagle Scout Badge, played football in a leather helmet with no face mask, and ran the 880. He was a columnist for the school newspaper and a finalist in "Ready Writing". He was swimming instructor at the municipal pool and waterfront director for all summer camps of the BSA Buffalo Trails Council.
Graveside services for Janie Lou Reynolds, 67, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Reynolds died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her residence.
Jesse Alfred Lawhon, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.