Archive - Aug 25, 2011 - Sports Article
The stakes arenâ€™t as high as they were a few years ago when they met regularly in the playoffs, but Fridayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. season opener at Mustang Bowl will still be a big deal to both Sweetwater and Vernon.
The two perennial foot-ball powers have fallen on hard times of late, so a victory will give hope for better things to come this season.
Highland will debut the Jeff Shelton era at 7 p.m. today when the Hornets begin their 2011 football season by taking on the Bryson Cowboys in Trent.
The game kicks off the fourth annual â€śRumble in the Jungleâ€ť classic that will feature six games over a three-day period. High-land will be considered the home team tonight.
Highland is trying to rebound from a 2-7 sea-son, and a win over Bryson could help spring the Hornets toward a much better year. Shelton was head coach at New Home the past two years before coming to Highland.