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September 30th, 2013
Members of this yearâs Sweetwater High School varsity tennis team are, kneeling from left, Luke Butler, Gewel Cherry, Jenny Medellin, Teresa Perez-Poe, Gabby Fuentes, Naomi Gonzales, Rebecca Gonzales, Tyler Stacy; standing, Chris Shoemaker, Crystal Foust, Billy Reeves, Bryan Vause, Marc Butler, Virginia Carly, Gisela Selano, Ezzy Mermella. Not pictured are Zac Bax, Keygan Valdez and Christian Ulbrich.
Nolan Countyâs three high school football teams outside Sweetwater all came up with impressive wins Friday. Roscoe romped past Baird in its District 7-1A, Division II opener, while Blackwell beat a good Blanket squad on the road to remain undefeated and Highland picked up its second straight vict-ory by routing Trent.
Roscoe 47, Baird 6
ROSCOE â Roscoe also celebrated its homecoming in addition to the 41-point win, which evens the Plow-boysâ season record at 2-2.
Roscoeâs junior varsi-ty routed Cross Plainsâ JV, 38-0, on Thursday.
After a scoreless first quarter, Roscoe (3-1) took a 16-0 lead into the half on two TD passes by Brayden Beal. Beal threw a 2-yard strike to Isaiah Gonzales for the first score and a 17-yard pass to Braiden Moore for the second, and Juan Sanchez ran over a pair of 2-point conversions.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Baird (district opener and Roscoe Mum Night), 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity will play at Trent, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity plays at Blanket, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28
Sweetwater and Highland runners at Hardin-Simmons meet, Abilene.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Midland Greenwood starting at 9 a.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Monahans (district openers) starting at noon.
While Sweetwater has one more game plus an open date and Blackwell and Highland are a month away, Roscoe officially begins its âsecond seasonâ today when the Plowboys host Baird in their District 7-1A, Division II opener at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe went 1-2 in non-district under new coach Jake Freeman, but a win tonight would equal its victory total for all of last year. One of the Plowboysâ two wins a year ago was in their district opener with Baird as Roscoe prevailed 14-0.
Freeman said getting a win tonight is important.
Bryan Vause gets ready to hit a serve for Sweet-water in his recent boys doubles match.
Vause, a senior, not only plays No. 1 doubles but is also the No. 1 boys singles player on the team, which plays again at Midland Green-wood on Saturday.
Sweetwaterâs Mikeilah Foust hits over the net during the Lady Mustangsâ volleyball game Tuesday against Levelland.
Sweetwater will begin district play by going to Monahans for its 4-3A opener on Saturday.
They are two of the winningest programs in the history of Texas. One has seven state championships to its credit, while the other has perhaps the most unique setting for a high school football game in the state.
And even if the 2013 ver-sions donât exactly resemble some of their powerhouse teams of the past, Sweet-water (2-2) and Brownwood (1-3) should put on an enter-taining show this Friday at Mustang Bowl.
Both are scoring a lot of points and, perhaps just as significantly, they are giving up a lot. Sweetwater has allowed 152 points so far, while Brownwood has been shredded for 207.
After taking a week off, Roscoe starts district play by hosting Baird on Friday and hopes to get its up-and-down season back on track.
The Plowboys (1-2) have shown an explosive offense on occasion, but lost 19-0 two weeks ago to Miles in their most recent outing.
Baird is off to an 0-3 start this season, but two of its losses have been by a total of eight points.
Roscoe coach Jake Free-man said last weekâs open date âcame at the perfect timeâ for the Plowboys, in part because it allowed his team to heal injuries to some key players in getting ready for Baird.
With their annual show-down still two weeks away, Nolan Countyâs two six-man schools are both coming off wins as they take to the road this Friday.
Itâs become a familiar feeling for Blackwell, which is off to a 4-0 start after last weekâs 45-0 rout of Trent. But the Hornets, who are ranked No. 11 in the state in Division II Six-Man, could face their big-gest challenge yet. Blanket is 3-1 and ranked No. 15, and may have a little extra motivation after suffering a 52-6 loss to May, which is currently ranked No. 7 in Six-Man Division I.