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Nolan Countyâs six-man teams lost district openers on the road Friday. In District 7, Division I, High-land lost to Rotan, 76-62, as the Hornetsâ five-game winning streak ended. In District 8, Division II, No. 6 Robert Lee broke a 30-30 deadlock after three quarters with a pair of fourth-quarter scores to beat Blackwell 46-36.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity girls scrimmage at Abilene High starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls host scrimmage with Winters starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play Monahans at Midland Lee, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Mona-hans, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Hamlin, 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Ira, 4 p.m.
BIG SPRING â The big-gest game of the season for Sweetwater produced its highest-scoring and most lopsided win of 2012.
More importantly, Fri-dayâs 42-9 victory catapul-ted the Mustangs (2-1, 4-4) into the forefront of the District 4-3A playoff picture and set up a monumental game with Monahans (2-1, 4-4) this Friday in Sweet-waterâs final home game.
GORMAN â Despite one of its best offensive efforts of the season, Roscoe had six turnovers in a 42-21 loss at Gorman on Friday.
Roscoe finished with 323 total yards to Gormanâs 332 in the contest, which leaves both teams 2-3 in district play with two games left.
Individually, two Roscoe players enjoyed big nights offensively by finishing with over 100 yards each. Eduardo Gallegos led all Plowboy rushers with 123 yards on eight carries. The top receiver, Shelton Toli-ver, had 110 yards on seven catches.
Roscoeâs 21 points were its second highest one-game total of the season.
With a mere three weeks left in the regular season, all four high school teams in Nolan County will finally be playing the games that really matter â the ones involving other teams in their districts â starting today.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are well into their district schedules, and both have important games in District 4-3A and District 7-1A, Div-ision II, respectively, that they may need to win in order to remain viable contenders for the state playoffs that will begin next month. Sweetwater (1-1) goes to Big Spring (0-2), while Roscoe (2-2) is also on the road at Gorman (1-3) today.
For the second straight week, Sweetwater will be facing a team Friday that is desperate for a win in order to remain a viable conten-der for the postseason.
The Mustangs are facing a Big Spring team that is 0-2 in district play after rolling through its non-district schedule with a 5-0 record. The Steers canât afford ano-ther loss, but Sweetwater (3-4, 1-1) will be almost as desperate when it takes the field at Big Spring.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
Sweetwater runners at district meet in Snyder.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Big Spring, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Big Spring, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen and JV host Big Spring at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin (tentative), 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Rotan (district opener), 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Rotan (district opener), 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Robert Lee (district opener), 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV is idle.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
Willie Norman is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Norman, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, had six catches for 103 yards last week against Midland Greenwood, and also recorded three solo tackles with one assisted tackle on defense.
Eight Sweetwater seniors played their final volleyball match in a three-game loss to No. 1-ranked Wylie on Tuesday at Mustang Gym.
Immediately after their 16-25, 19-25, 16-25 defeat, the eight Lady Mustangs â all of whom played key roles in Sweetwaterâs most successful season in four years â were recognized during a ceremony at the gym by Sweetwater coach Liz Miller, who admitted she wasnât ready for it to end.
âI thought we did pretty well tonight,â she said. âI was proud of them. We didnât just lay down. Iâm just sad that itâs over.
First Downs â 127; Rushes-yards â 217-1039; Passing yards â 1521; Total yards â 2560 (365.7 avg.); Passing â 99-172-5; Fumbles-Lost â 26-10; Penalties-Yards â 57-465; Points scored â 152 (21.7 avg.).
First Downs â 142; Rushes-yards â 284-1542; Passing yards â 1052; Total yards â 2594 (370.6 avg.); Passing â 100-164-6; Fumbles-Lost 10-7; Penalties-Yards â 51-390; Points allowed â 176 (25.1 avg.).