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ASPERMONT â€” This is one Highland wonâ€™t forget for awhile.
The Hornets, a big under-dog to Aspermont, stayed with their hosts from start to finish in a thrilling six-man football game Friday.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team held a ceremony to recognize its players after Tuesdayâ€™s match against Wylie that ended the season. The three seniors getting special recognition at the ceremony are pictured here in front. They are, from left, Allie Zavaleta, Alicia Finn and Kinsey Browning. Also pictured are back row, coach Liz Miller, Taylor McPherson, Kendra Crosson, Kathleen Campbell, Shelby Cason, Larissa Locklar and Suede Shirley.
Photo by RuthAnn Campbell
ROSCOE â€” The struggles continue for Roscoeâ€™s Plowboys, who saw their record fall to 0-9 after losing to Rawls, 28-7, on Friday.
Roscoe avoided a shutout on a 2-yard run by Eric Padilla with 1:36 left in the game, but by then the Jackrabbits (4-5, 3-1 district) had things well in hand as they clinched a playoff berth in Dist-rict 7-1A, Division II.
But offense has been a problem all year for the Plowboys, who have scored just 55 points and reached double figures in a game just once.
PAINT ROCK â€” Blackwell was defeated by Paint Rock, 62-12, in a District 8 Six-Man Division II matchup on Friday.
With the win, Paint Rock improved to 2-0 district (7-2 over-all) while dropping Blackwellâ€™s records to 1-1 district, 1-8 season. The Indians are the districtâ€™s only unbeaten team and have clinched a playoff berth, while Blackwell must defeat Panther Creek (1-1) at home this Friday to secure a postseason spot.
No individual information was available at press time for Black-well, which was coming off a forfeit victory over Novice in its district opener last week.
Pictured above are members of the Abilene Titans 12-and-under select baseball team that includes Isak Alvarez of Sweetwater (pictured above standing at far right). The Titans won first place at tournaments held this month in Little Elm and Abilene.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater varsity vs. Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Ralls, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity at Aspermont, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Paint Rock, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Mustang Baseball Clas-sic to support high school baseball program, 11 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, time TBA.
It wonâ€™t be Game 7 of the World Series, but the stakes for tonightâ€™s game between Sweetwater and Brownwood at Mustang Bowl â€” which is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. â€” will be just about as high.
Itâ€™s the season finale for Sweetwater (1-2, 4-5), which must beat Brownwood to have a shot at claiming a playoff berth for the first time since 2008. The Lions come in at 1-1, 5-3 and still have a game with Wylie to end their regular season.
Snyder and Wylie, who are both 2-0 in district, will play tonight in Wylie for the outright 5-3A lead.
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. Chilli-cothe JV at Rule, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Paint Rock, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play Abilene Cooper JV at Abilene starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
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.