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GREENWOOD â€” The Sweetwater football team arrived at Greenwood to a huge dust storm on Friday, and after that subsided the Mustangs had to play in by far the coldest weather they have seen since practices began in early August.
But none of that weather â€” or a Greenwood squad that was fighting to save its playoff hopes in District 4-3A â€” could slow down Sweetwater.
For the first time in over a month, Coach Shane Mob-leyâ€™s team left the field on the right side of the score-board as they ended a three-game losing streak with a 54-29 victory.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior var-sity team cruised to a 46-0 home win on Thursday over Greenwood as the Mustangs remained undefeated (2-0) in district and are now 5-1 for the season.
Max Gomez threw for six touchdowns, four of them to Michael Green and two to Hunter Mobley, who also returned an interception for a score. Other defensive standouts for Sweetwater, which allowed just one first down, were Adrian Vizzer-ra, Keegan Von Atzigen and Colby Greenwood.
Also, Branson Guelker played well on the offensive line and was able to finish the game after dislocating a finger.
RANGER â€” Roscoe did not take a lead in its District 7-1A, Div. II game at Ranger until the third quarter on Friday, but still came away with a badly-needed win as the Plowboys prevailed by a 46-36 count.
Roscoe (3-4 overall) im-proved its district record to 2-2 and got several outstanding offensive perfor-mances. Cutter Davila, the teamâ€™s quarterback, threw for 287 yards and five TDs on 14-of-25 passing.
His favorite target, once again, was Shelton Toliver, who caught six passes for 104 yards with four scores.
Blackwellâ€™s varsity football team will play only one of the three other teams in its district after forfeits by Lohn and Panther Creek, the school has announced.
Blackwell plays Robert Lee on Nov. 1 in its only district game, originally scheduled for Oct. 25.
GREENWOOD â€” The Sweetwater volleyball team helped its playoff chances on Friday by winning its District 4-3A match at Mid-land Greenwood in four highly-competitive games.
The Lady Mustangs (3-4 in district, 12-19) outlasted Greenwood 27-25, 26-24, 26-28, 25-18.
Sweetwater, which has three games remaining in the season, solidified its bid for the No. 4 and final district playoff berth and got help from Big Spring, which beat Snyder (1-6) on Friday. Greenwood is last at 0-7.
Sweetwater sends its volleyball and football teams to Midland Greenwood today in what will be crucial con-tests for both squads.
In both cases, a win gives Sweetwater a major boost toward the postseason while a loss would represent a big setback, especially for the Mustang football team that is looking for its first win in district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity volleyball team will play at Greenwood at 5 p.m. today.
The Lady Mustangsâ€™ top players in Tuesdayâ€™s loss to Monahans are Kensi Chowning, who had four kills plus two digs and two blocks; Mikeilah Foust, who had two kills and two blocks; and Maddie Jones, who had four digs and six kill assists.
Freshmen lost 18-25, 25-23, 21-25
Kills: Brittany Peeples, Davina Walker 6, Kaitlyn Foster 3, Annaliese Espinoza 2, Destiny Renteria 2, Rhylee Meneses 1, Kaitlyn Painter 1.
Digs: Brittany Peeples 24, Annaliese Espi-noza 13, Kaitlyn Foster 13, Rhylee Meneses 11, Davina Walker 9, Natalie Valdez 8, Kaitlyn Painter 4, Destiny Renteria 3.
Assists: Kaitlyn Foster 10, Davina Walker 2.
Aces: Kaitlyn Foster 3, Natalie Valdez 3, Rhylee Meneses 1, Brittany Peeples 1.
Blocks: Davina Walker 1.
Sweetwater records: 22-7 season, 3-3 district.
Junior varsity lost 22-25, 20-25
After onesided district-opening defeats â€” by nearly identical scores â€” last week, Sweetwater and Greenwood will have a sense of urgency when they meet on Friday.
Yes, itâ€™s true: the Univer-sity Interscholastic League now allows four of the six teams from District 4-3A into the playoffs. But the Sweetwater-Greenwood loser will drop to 0-2, and be squarely on the outside looking in with just three games left in the season.
Sweetwater has now lost three straight after a 2-1 start, and last weekâ€™s 41-14 loss at Snyder was its first blowout defeat of the year.
Roscoe will go to Ranger this Friday with high hopes of getting on a late-season push to make the playoffs.
After back-to-back losses to Cross Plains and Albany the past two weeks, the Plowboys (2-4 overall and 1-2 in District 7-1A, Div. II) are starting a two-week per-iod in which they appear to have an excellent chance of picking up a pair of wins.