Archive - Aug 27, 2011 - Sports Article
For the second straight week, Sweetwaterâ€™s offense had a monster, clock-eating scoring drive when the Mustangs opened their season Friday against the Vernon Lions.
Sweetwater took 18 plays to go 69 yards, leading to Ryan Linebaughâ€™s 1-yard touchdown run with 11:13 left in the second quarter that put his team up 7-0.
But, with the exception of another great showing by the Mustangsâ€™ new kicker, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, the offensive highlights after that were few. That meant Sweetwaterâ€™s defense had to step up to the challenge, and did it ever.
ALBANY â€” The Roscoe Plowboys hit the road to face a very tough Albany team Friday in its season opener, and the Lions rolled to a 57-7 win.
Albany, a top-10 team in most preseason polls, was ahead 28-0 after one quarter and never looked back. Five players accounted for the Lionsâ€™ eight touchdowns, seven of them on long-distance plays of at least 29 yards.
TRENT â€” The Highland Hornets put up a respecta-ble defensive effort in their opening game with Bryson on Thursday, but managed just one score as the Cow-boys won the contest 24-8.
Highland got its touch-down on Tyler Falconâ€™s 3-yard run in the first quarter. Steven Tester kicked the PAT to tie the game at 8, but the Hornets didnâ€™t score again. Meanwhile, Bryson came back with two more touchdowns to seal the win. The game was played at Trent as part of the Rumble in the Jungle Classic.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two junior varsity football teams won their season openers at Vernon on Thursday.
JV White 16, Vernon 6
Sweetwater White used a pair of second-half touchdowns to subdue Vernon.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity at Abilene Cooper starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic begins at Mustang Bowl: Roscoe vs. Hawley, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red at Monahans, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White at Monahans, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV is open.
Highland JV hosts Ran-kin JV, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater at Big Spring (season opener), 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade at Snyder (season openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Sweetwater vs. Mona-hans, 7:30 p.m.