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Facing a 21-point deficit and forced to turn the ball over on downs at Wallâ€™s 18-yard line with 6:23 left in the third quarter, Sweet-waterâ€™s hopes of a miracle comeback appeared to be dead here Friday night.
But 21-point leads arenâ€™t what they used to be, and it wasnâ€™t long until the Mus-tangs were poised to pull off that miracle after cutting Wallâ€™s lead to 35-28 with 8:13 to play.
The Sweetwater High School varsity volleyball team will host its final pre-district game Tuesday against Levelland before starting 4-3A play at Monahans on Saturday.
The members of the team are, standing from left, Mikealah Foust, Maddie Berry, Morgan Gomez, Maddie Jones, Kensi Chowning; kneeling, Shaneese Brown, Kayla Chowning, Mikki Reschman, Alexis Williams, Ziggy Collins and Aly Heredia.
Ted Chambliss goes up to make an interception for Blackwell in Fridayâ€™s 45-0 win over Trent. Blackwell remained unbeaten at 4-0 with the victory in its first home game of the season.
The Hornets ran just 11 plays in Fridayâ€™s game, which ended at halftime due to Six-Manâ€™s 45-point mercy rule. Blackwell has won three of its games by the mercy rule but faces a tough game at Blanket this Friday.
Blackwell (4-0) romped past Trent 45-0 on Friday to stay unbeaten, while Nolan Countyâ€™s other six-man team â€” Highland â€” finally broke through for their first win of the season by outscoring Sands 56-42.
Blackwell 45, Trent 0
BLACKWELL â€” After playing its first three games on the road, Blackwell fin-ally got some home cooking and needed just one half to beat Trent (2-2) by the 45-point mercy rule.
Blackwell led 24-0 after one quarter and added 21 points in the second stanza, while running just 11 plays before play was halted.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater varsity vs. Wall (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity is open.
Highland varsity will host Sands, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Trent, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
Sweetwater varsity will host Levelland, 10 a.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ teams will play at Lamesa tournament.
Itâ€™s still relatively early in the 2013 season and the start of district action is still three weeks away. But for a Sweetwater team trying to bulld confidence, beating Wall today would be a major boost for the Mustangs.
Wall, which is currently ranked No. 5 in the AP poll in Class 2A, is 3-0 while Class 3A Sweetwater is 2-1 after back-to-back wins against Andrews (39-31) and Breckenridge (51-33) the last two weeks follow-ing a season-opening loss against Eastland.
Gewel Cherry of Sweetwater waits to return a volley during her doubles match on Tuesday against Big Spring.
The tennis team plays Levelland here on Saturday.
Wall and Sweetwater, who will meet Friday at Mustang Bowl for what will be Sweetwaterâ€™s homecoming contest, have a few things in common.
First of all, both have gotten their 2013 seasons off to solid starts.
Wall, which is current-ly ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press high school poll in Class 2A, has posted a flawless 3-0 record so far and the Hawks are coming off their most impressive win, a 35-14 victory over highly-regarded Sonora this past week.
Call them road warriors, but not playing at home hasnâ€™t hurt Blackwell so far.
In their first three games the Hornets have had con-vincing wins at Westbrook (52-0), Jayton (32-14) and Lingleville (88-42), the last foe a late replacement when Rule cancelled a few days before it was scheduled to play against Blackwell.
But despite the last-minute change and having to make a 141-mile road trip to Lingleville, Blackwell was more than up to the chal-lenge as the Hornets racked up 544 total yards, all but 27 of it on the ground.