Archive - Nov 2010 - Sports Article
Sweetwater and Highland begin their 2010-11 girls basketball seasons against each other today. Highland, ranked No. 12 in Class 1A, Div. II by the Texas Associ-ation of Basketball Coaches, will host the season opener that tips off at 6:30 p.m. following a JV game at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater was 12-19 a year ago and 0-10 in district while Highland was 19-8 and advanced to the Class 1A playoffs as the second-place team in its district behind Roby. The Lady Hornets earned their lofty ranking based on the fact that all-region players Callie Sandusky and Kara Hughey are back for another year.
PANTHER CREEK â€” Blackwell lost to Panther Creek, 48-30, in its final game of the season Friday. No other information on the game was available at press time.
It was the first District 8, Division II six-man win for Panther Creek (3-7 overall). Blackwell ends 0-3 in district and 4-6 for the season.
HERMLEIGH â€” A Highland team that hasnâ€™t had much go its way this season started Fridayâ€™s final game against Hermleigh on a positive note. Thomas Stewart scored on runs of 7 and 42 yards to give the Hornets an early 14-0 lead, and Highland still led the Cardinals by seven, 20-13, after a 6-yard run by Peyton Howard in the second period.
But Hermleigh â€” despite allowing Stewart to run for 195 yards in the final game of an outstanding high school career â€” eventually went ahead by six, 26-20, at halftime, and by 13, 39-26, after three periods.
ROSCOE â€” For years, the Roscoe Plowboys have been blowing out district opponents and making the playoffs. And Fridayâ€™s 53-7 win over Rotan at Plowboy Field made it 13 straight trips to the postseason for one of the stateâ€™s most successful Class 1A programs.
The Smith boys â€” Caden and Collin â€” had a hand in seven of the eight touch-downs as Roscoe (3-2, 4-6)clinched the third and final playoff spot in District 7-A. Rotan dropped to 0-5, 1-9.
Highlandâ€™s junior high football team tries to finish its season today against Hermleigh with a two-game winning streak after picking up its first district victory, 47-13, this past week against Aspermont.
Kevin Box had touchdown runs of 15 and 48 yards and returned an interception 20 yards for another score for Highland (1-1 district, 4-4 overall). Shelby Howard, Tracer Jones, Matthew Leyba and Jeremy Hall also had scoring runs for the Hornets. Howard kicked two extra points and Branson Thomas had an extra point run. Howard was the top rusher with 77 yards on two carries.
Three Nolan County football teams come into Fridayâ€™s season finales with hopes of ending on a positive note. But for one of them, a win assures another game next week and a whole new outlook with the start of postseason play.
Thanks to a 33-12 win over Ralls, Roscoe is on the verge of claiming a 13th straight playoff berth as the No. 3 team from District 7-A, Division II. The win improved the Plowboys to 2-2 in district.
Cameron Fox is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Fox, who is a 5-9, 155-pound senior, was a starting split end and cornerback for the Mustangs this year. Against Brownwood, Fox recorded a team-high six solo tackles, one for a loss, and assisted on another tackle while on offense, he caught one pass for seven yards in the teamâ€™s final game of the season.
First Downs â€” 159; Rushes-yards â€” 422-1883; Passing yards â€” 1029; Total yards â€” 2912 (291.2 avg.); Passing â€” 80-157-10; Fumbles-Lost â€” 34-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 53-421; Points scored â€” 166 (16.6 avg.).
First Downs â€” 136; Rushes-yards â€” 301-1630; Passing yards â€” 1281; Total yards â€” 2911 (291.1 avg.); Passing â€” 85-166-7; Fumbles-Lost 19-8; Penalties-Yards â€” 67-571; Points allowed â€” 279 (27.9 avg.).