Archive - Oct 2011 - Sports Article
Sweetwater wraps up its season Friday when it hosts Brownwood at Mustang Bowl. Or does it? Coach Craig Slaughter sure hopes thatâs not the case.
Because for the first time in Slaughterâs three-year tenure, his team is playing for a trip to the playoffs.
Sweetwater (4-5 season, 1-2 district) can also knock Brownwood (5-3, 1-1) com-pletely out of the playoff picture with a win, assuming Wylie also wins Friday over Snyder. The Bulldogs and Tigers are both 2-0 in District 5-3A.
Sweetwaterâs sub-varsity teams lost to Abilene Wylie in season-ending volleyball matches here Tuesday.
The junior varsity (2-6, 16-14) lost to Wylie 14-25, 10-25 in its final match while the freshmen (3-5, 19-6) fell 11-25, 25-18, 15-25.
A Mustang Baseball Clas-sic Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The tournament is a four-person scramble to support the Mustang baseball pro-gram, and has a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three places. For more information, call Don Timm at (325) 235-8093 or Roland Herrera at (325) 236-1003.
Needing a win for a shot at the playoffs, Sweetwaterâs volleyball team instead saw its season end here Tues-day as Wylie came to Mus-tang Gym and swept away the Lady Mustangs in three games 25-13, 25-20, 25-18.
Wylie, the district cham-pion, is 8-0 and 35-6 overall while Sweetwater ends its year at 3-5, 19-19. Despite the loss, coach Liz Miller said her team made significant progress this season. âThis was a very good group to work with,â she said, âand we have a lot to look forward to next year.â
First Downs â 151; Rushes-yards â 368-1571; Passing yards â 999; Total yards â 2570 (285.6 avg.); Passing â 77-140-9; Fumbles-Lost â 22-9; Penalties-Yards â 65-519; Points scored â 173 (19.2 avg.).
First Downs â 118; Rushes-yards â 271-1344; Passing yards â 1109; Total yards â 2453 (272.6 avg.); Passing â 92-179-7; Fumbles-Lost 13-3; Penalties-Yards â 61-502; Points allowed â 176 (19.6 avg.).
TUESDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater 7th grade at Brownwood (one game), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Brownwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Wylie â freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ralls (7th and 8th grade) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Ralls, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Aspermont, 6 p.m.
Highland JV vs. Chillicothe JV at Rule, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater will host first-place Wylie in its final Dis-trict 5-3A volleyball match at 6:30 p.m. today. But if the Lady Mustangs (3-4 dis-trict, 19-18 overall) can pull off an upset, they have a chance to extend their sea-son beyond today.
Big Spring and Brown-wood, who are both 4-3, are tied for second place in district and face each other this Friday. The winner will claim the No. 2 seed in Dis-trict 5-3A. The loser, how-ever, faces a play-in against Sweetwater for the No. 3 spot if the Lady Mustangs upset Wylie (7-0), the No. 1 seed out of the district.
Mateo Gonzales is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gonzales, a 225-pound senior defensive tackle, had a team-high six solo tackles â all of them behind the line â and assisted on five other tackles for the Mustangs against Snyder this past Friday. He also had one quarterback pressure.
SNYDER â Keenon Ward was every bit as good as advertised on Friday.
Ward accounted for 411 yards â 217 rushing and 194 passing â and four touchdowns as Snyder over-whelmed Sweetwater 49-20 in a District 5-3A contest.
Snyder is now 2-1 in district (7-1 overall) and tied with Wylie for first place with two games remaining while Sweetwater fell to 4-5 overall, 1-2 in district.
Despite the loss, the Mustangs can still make the playoffs with a win Friday in their season finale against Brownwoood in Sweetwater. Brownwood (5-3, 1-1) was idle this week.
Highland lost to Ira, 46-0, in its district opener on Friday in a game called at halftime due to the six-man mercy rule, while Roscoe stayed winless this season after losing to first-place Crosbyton 48-6 in a District 7-A contest.