Archive - Aug 30, 2013 - Sports Article
For Nolan Countyâ€™s three area football teams, success in their season openers will mean winning on the road.
For two of them â€” Roscoe and Highland â€” it will also be a chance to avenge a loss in their season opener against the same opponent this past year.
Todayâ€™s game at De Leon will also mark the head coaching debut for Roscoeâ€™s Jake Freeman, who returned to his home town after being an assistant at Sweetwater the past four years.
Two perennial Class 4A high school playoff teams make a return appearance at Mustang Bowl Saturday.
El Paso Del Valle and Everman play at 6:30 p.m. in the Bowlâ€™s first game of the year. They were part of the Sammy Baugh Classic last year, playing the finale with Everman winning by a score of 48-10, but will not be in the Classic this year.
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard had a strong performance in his preseason finale for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans as the Vikings won 24-23.
Banyard ended the night with a team-high seven re-ceptions for 54 yards, inclu-ding an 11-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter which was his second score of the preseason. In addi-tion, the Vikingsâ€™ running back led the team in rushing as he carried the ball 13 times for 62 yards.
Banyard is trying to make the teamâ€™s 53-player roster to be announced Saturday.