Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
MONDAY, NOV. 11
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Big Spring (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ girls host Big Spring (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland 7th grade boys and junior high teams host Westbrook (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys will host Haskell (season openers) at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman girls will host Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV girls will host Wichita Falls Hirschi, 5 p.m.
On Friday, Sweetwater and Wylie met for the 12th â and from all indications, the last, at least for the forseeable future â time in a district football game.
Once again, it was a game with major district and play-off implications for both of the teams. And as so often been the case, it was the season finale for both the Mustangs and Bulldogs.
However, for a long time, something totally different for the rivalry â a Sweetwater win â seemed eminently possible.
Sweetwaterâs sub-varsity football teams ended their seasons by losing games at Wylie on Thursday.
Sweetwaterâs JV finished 2-3 in district and 6-4 over-all after losing 49-12, while the freshman team wound up 0-5 in district and 3-6 overall after losing 47-0.
Max Gomez had a 16-yard touchdown pass to Michael Green as well as a 4-yard TD run for the JV team, while Denzell Moore on of-fense and Branson Guelker and Hunter Mobley on de-fense were also standouts.
Blackwell head football coach Clint Lowry has an-nounced that the Hornets will take on Lueders-Avoca in a Six-Man Division II bi-district playoff game Friday at Westbrook.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and Blackwell will be considered the home team.
Blackwell was the champion of District 8, Division II after beating Robert Lee last week. Lueders-Avoca (7-3) finished as the runner-up to Loraine in District 7, Division II.
Blackwell is making its second straight playoff ap-pearance. It lost to Loraine in bi-district last season.
ROBY â Roscoeâs bid to seize the No. 3 and final playoff spot from Roby in District 7-1A, Division II was met with stiff resistance Friday on the Lionsâ home field â and weâre not talk-ing about the wind, either.
Roby, which led both Roscoe and Cross Plains by a game for the No. 3 spot coming in, nailed down its playoff berth with a con-vincing 40-14 victory.
The Roscoe junior varsity football team rallied from a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to knock off Wylieâs sophomore team, 24-20, in its season finale on Thursday.
The come-from-behind win allowed Roscoeâs JV to finish 5-4 overall.
The Plowboysâ comeback in the fourth quarter began with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Gonzales to Juan Solis, plus a two-point run by Johnathon Cuellar that cut Wylieâs lead to 20-16.
Cuellar then scored what proved to be the winning points for Roscoe on a 5-yard TD run later in the period, and added a second 2-point run after the score.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will play at Roby, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity is open (scheduled home game vs. Panther Creek cancelled).
SATURDAY, NOV. 9
Sweetwater girls host San Angelo Lake View â freshmen at 10:30 a.m., JV at noon, varsity at 1:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls host Coahoma, 2 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls host Coahoma, 3:30 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls play at Forsan starting at 1 p.m.
One Nolan County team â Blackwell â has already qualified for the state football playoffs that get started next week. But that number could triple when the dust has finally settled tonight in both Sweetwater and Roby.
Sweetwater, which is 2-2 in District 4-3A and 4-5 overall, will host Wylie (3-1, 6-3) at Mustang Bowl in what is likely a must-win situation for Coach Shane Mobleyâs Mustangs.
HIGHLAND â Thursday nightâs final regular-season football game between Highland and Hermleigh was about what youâd expect for two teams with identical season and district records fighting for the No. 2 playoff spot in District 7 Six-Man.
There were four lead changes, two in each half, before Hermleigh finally emerged with a 39-38 win to take the No. 2 berth and end Highlandâs season.
There will be a definite sense of finality on Friday when Sweetwater and Wylie meet at Mustang Bowl.
Itâs the final game of the regular season for both of the teams, but the finality goes further. Consider:
(1) If Sweetwater loses, the Mustangsâ season will be over unless Snyder (1-3 in district) also loses to Midland Greenwood (0-4). If Snyder wins and the Mustangs (2-2) lose to Wylie, Snyder will take the No. 4 â and final â playoff spot in District 4-3A by vir-tue of the Tigersâ 41-14 win over Sweetwater.