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August 27th, 2011
TRENT â€” The Highland Hornets put up a respecta-ble defensive effort in their opening game with Bryson on Thursday, but managed just one score as the Cow-boys won the contest 24-8.
Highland got its touch-down on Tyler Falconâ€™s 3-yard run in the first quarter. Steven Tester kicked the PAT to tie the game at 8, but the Hornets didnâ€™t score again. Meanwhile, Bryson came back with two more touchdowns to seal the win. The game was played at Trent as part of the Rumble in the Jungle Classic.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two junior varsity football teams won their season openers at Vernon on Thursday.
JV White 16, Vernon 6
Sweetwater White used a pair of second-half touchdowns to subdue Vernon.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity at Abilene Cooper starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic begins at Mustang Bowl: Roscoe vs. Hawley, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red at Monahans, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White at Monahans, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV is open.
Highland JV hosts Ran-kin JV, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater at Big Spring (season opener), 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade at Snyder (season openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Sweetwater vs. Mona-hans, 7:30 p.m.
The Roscoe Plowboys and Blackwell Hornets are both entering this season with several young players who have little or no varsity experience, but neither team will be getting a break in their opener.
Roscoe, which has just four seniors on its 31-player roster, travels to Albany tonight for its opener that will kick off at 7:30 p.m.
The stakes arenâ€™t as high as they were a few years ago when they met regularly in the playoffs, but Fridayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. season opener at Mustang Bowl will still be a big deal to both Sweetwater and Vernon.
The two perennial foot-ball powers have fallen on hard times of late, so a victory will give hope for better things to come this season.
Highland will debut the Jeff Shelton era at 7 p.m. today when the Hornets begin their 2011 football season by taking on the Bryson Cowboys in Trent.
The game kicks off the fourth annual â€śRumble in the Jungleâ€ť classic that will feature six games over a three-day period. High-land will be considered the home team tonight.
Highland is trying to rebound from a 2-7 sea-son, and a win over Bryson could help spring the Hornets toward a much better year. Shelton was head coach at New Home the past two years before coming to Highland.
The Sweetwater volleyball team got a split decision Tuesday when it played a three-way match at Water Valley that also included San Angelo Lake View.
The Lady Mustangs (10-7 overall) started out against Lake View and won 25-19, 25-13, 25-21, but then lost to host team Water Valley 25-27, 22-25, 20-25.
Darrell Hulme recorded his seventh career hole-in-one while playing Sunday at Sweetwater Country Club.
Hulme used a six-iron to record his latest ace while playing the No. 17 hole.
The feat was witnessed by Hulmeâ€™s daughter, Sandy Drake.
After a third-place Silver Bracket finish at a San Angelo tournament over the weekend, Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team will take a 9-6 record into a three-way match today at Water Valley against both Water Valley and San Angelo Lake View.
Sweetwater finished the tournament with a 4-2 record, ending the event with a 25-14, 25-19 win over Lamesa in the Silver Bracket third-place match on Saturday.
Sweetwater showed noticeable improvement in last weekâ€™s opening scrimmage at Lubbock Cooper when compared to the previous yearâ€™s result, battling the Pirates to a 1-1 standoff, but the teamâ€™s No. 1 offense was unable to score points.
Coach Craig Slaughter is hoping for a breakthrough in that area when the Mus-tangs host San Angelo Lake View tonight in their final scrimmage. The JV White and Red squads both scrimmage at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7:30 p.m.