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After 69 points in its first two games, Sweetwater cranked its high-powered offense up yet another notch for Fridayâs home opener against Breckenridge.
The Buckaroos managed to answer just about every score with one of their own, however, until a long kickoff return and a key defensive play in the fourth quarter helped Sweetwater finally put the game away.
With the 51-33 win â the Mustangsâ highest one-game output in nearly five years â Sweetwater is now 2-1 on the season, while Breckenridge fell to 1-2.
Sweetwater won both of its games in sub-varsity football action on Thurs-day at Breckenridge. Both teams are back on the road this week at Wall.
Sweetwater JV 20, Breckenridge 7
Max Gomez threw touchdown passes of 24 yards to Sean Norman and 41 yards to Michael Green, and the JV (2-1) also got a 7-yard scoring run from Adrian Vizzerra in beating Breckenridge.
Other offensive standouts were running back Jacoby Hunt and receiver Mark Lawrence (6 catches, 84 yards), while Hunter Mobley (interception) and Vizzerra (three sacks) were among the defensive standouts.
MILES â Roscoe failed to dent the scoreboard Friday night at Miles in its final non-district game, just one week after the Plowboys scored 45 points in an im-pressive home win. The result was a 19-0 loss that dropped Roscoe to 1-2 this season.
Miles (1-2), coming off a 44-12 loss to Quanah at Sweetwaterâs Sammy Baugh Classic, held the Plowboys to 242 yards while scoring in each of the first three quarters as the Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season.
A list of business sponsorships is being gathered for the âBreast Cancer Friday Night Fight for the Curâe to be held during the Sweetwater vs. Snyder volleyball and football games Oct. 11. Those who would like to have their business name displayed on the back of the shirts should contact Jill Locklar at (325) 320-4800 or Carla Lambert at (325) 338-1840 by Sept. 23. Also, persons may sponsor a loved one who has battled cancer by placing their name on the shirt. It can be either in honor of or in memory of the person.
Nolan Countyâs two six-man Hornet football teams kept the scoreboard very busy on Friday, but when the dust settled Blackwell was the only winner as Coach Clint Lowryâs team improved its record to 3-0.
Blackwell made the trip to Lingleville (2-1) and came back with an 88-42 victory.
Hornet running back Jay-den Jones had a huge night with 346 yards rushing on 24 carries and seven TDs. He also had 11 tackles from his linebacking position.
Saturdayâs final game of the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic â Brock vs. Booker â features a record-setting junior QB (Bookerâs Hunter Lile) vs. a school fielding an 11-man football team for the first time.
Lile already has 7,754 career passing yards for the Kiowas, who are 2-0 this season after beating Clause 61-13 last week. His favorite receiver is Jared Reagan, who has caught 21 passes for 309 yards and four scores this season.
Two teams headed in opposite directions. Tech-nically, thatâs true for Sweet-water and Breckenridge, who bring matching 1-1 records to Mustang Bowl on Friday for Sweetwaterâs home opener â and also the highlight game for this yearâs ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
The Mustangs won 39-31 at Andrews last week after allowing nearly 600 yards in a season-opening 46-30 loss to Eastland. Brecken-ridge, after winning 42-28 at Colorado City to start its season, was routed 48-3 by Vernon at home this past Friday to fall back to .500.
Highland coach Jeff Shel-ton knew his team wouldnât have an easy time this year with its tough non-district schedule, and the teamâs 0-2 start bears it out.
But after losing on the road at both Motley County (59-62) and Sterling City (6-51), the Hornets will get a travel reprieve this Friday as they host Loraine.
And despite the fact that this weekâs opponent is 2-0 and has won both games by the 45-point rule, Highland can look to last yearâs team for motivation.
The Hornets also started 0-2 last year before beating Loraine, 46-44, to begin a five-game roll heading into district play.
This was supposed to be the week that Blackwell fi-nally got a home game after a pair of road games to start the season.
However, the 2-0 Hornets will be making their longest road trip yet instead.Instead of hosting Rule, which called to cancel the teamsâ game Tuesday, Blackwell will be going to Lingleville â which defeated Moran last week to match Blackwellâs 2-0 start to the season.
After a Week Zero loss to De Leon, Roscoe gave new head coach Jake Freeman his first win this past Friday â and in the Plowboysâ home opener â with a 45-26 victory over Irion County.
The victory was âhugeâ for the program, Freeman said this week.
âObviously, any win is big but to get rolling like we did on our home turf was big. It was great for the team to experience and to let them realize that they need to go out every week expecting to win.â