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 thatâ€™s not the case.
Because for the first time in Slaughterâ€™s 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.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 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, Sweetwaterâ€™s 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. â€śThis was a very good group to work with,â€ť she said, â€śand we have a lot to look forward to next year.â€ť
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.