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October 28th, 2013
When two teams with powerful offenses meet, it often turns into a track meet, or basketball on a football field, or whatever.
By the time the dust had settled here Friday night, Big Spring and Sweetwater had combined to score 107 points and gain over 1,000 yards. But all that really mattered â€” in the end â€” was that the visiting Steers came away with a 65-42 win at Mustang Bowl.
The victory improves the Steers record to 2-1 in Dis-trict 4-3A with two games left and puts them in prime shape for a playoff berth.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams lost road games at Big Spring on Thursday. The JV (6-2, 2-1) fell 12-6 and the freshmen (3-4, 0-3) lost 34-14.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV led 6-0 early on in its game against Big Spring after a 3-yard TD pass from Max Gomez to Hunter Mobley.
But the Mustangs were unable to score again â€” in part due to turnovers, penalties and breakdowns in pass protection. A holding penalty with about three minutes left proved costly as it denied a Gomez touchdown on a dive that would have tied the game at 12.
HIGHLAND â€” Highlandâ€™s football team passed its first test in District 7-1A Six-Man, Division I with flying colors Friday as the Hornets overpowered Rotan, 59-12, in their opener.
Next up: another home date this Thursday with un-beaten Ira, the No. 1-ranked team in Division I.
It was the fifth straight win for Highland (5-3 overall), which won by the 45-point mercy rule for the third time while Rotan fell to 3-5. But the Hornets had to play almost a full game before closing out Rotan with 4:21 to play on a 35-yard scoring run by El Shelton.
ROSCOE â€” Say this for Roscoe. The Plowboys may not be winning all the time like they used to â€” at least not yet â€” but when they do, they leave little doubt.
And Fridayâ€™s 71-8 romp over Gorman was as domi-nating a victory as any that Roscoe fans have seen in quite awhile.
More importantly, the big win keeps the Plowboys (4-4 overall, 3-2 district) in strong contention for a playoff spot in District 7-1A, Division II with two games left to play.
With a chance to clinch a playoff spot, Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team gave an all-out effort against state-ranked Big Spring on Fri-day at Mustang Gym.
But after leading for most of Game 1, and all but a few points of the first half of Game 2, the Lady Mustangs were unable to pull off the upset as the Lady Steers rallied to win in three games by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-18.
From Abilene JV golf tournament that was played at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 22:
1. San Angelo Central 416
2. Sweetwater I 450
3. Abilene Cooper 450
Other teams entered: Brownwood, Abilene High, Sweetwater II
TOURNAMENT MEDALIST RESULTS
1. Taylor Boyce, San Angelo Central, 91
2. Paige Tucker, San Angelo Central, 91
3. Alaina Andrews, Sweetwater, 97
SWEETWATER INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Sweetwater I (450)
Alaina Andrews 97
Gabby Reyes 115
Payton Moore 117
Christa Martin 121
Lizzie Gray 122
Sweetwater II (550)
Alaina Andrews of Sweetwater finished as the third place medalist at the Abilene JV golf tournament.
The Sweetwater High School cross country team completed its season this past week at the district meet in Snyder.
Big Spring won first place in both the boys and girls team competition while Sweetwaterâ€™s boys and girls were fifth. The top three teams and 10 individuals advance to regional competition in Lubbock.
Individual times for SHS runners and their overall finishes were as follows:
Brandon Gutierrez 19th (18:04.87); Brynn Torres 25th (19:16.80); Colton Scott 27th (19:37.79); Mich-ael Garcia 31st (21:06.36); Gabriel Salazar 32nd (22:03.77).
Pictured are Roscoe Collegiate High Schoolâ€™s cross country runners who qualified for the regional meet that will be held this Saturday, Nov. 2 in Grand Prairie. From left are Whitney Williams, Alyssa Chavez, Karina Cisneros, Braiden Moore, Samantha Ortega, Lyndi Wilkinson, Alejandra Solis and Olivia Saddler.
Roscoeâ€™s girls team was district champion and had three of the top six individual runners â€” Wilkinson, who was second (13:08); Cisneros, who was third (13:14); and Solis, who was sixth (13:30). Moore was fourth in the boys race.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Gorman, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Rot-an (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity is idle.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Big Spring â€” varsity at 5 p.m., freshmen and JV at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
Tornillo vs. Brock, 1 p.m., Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ teams at district tournament in Greenwood.