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September 9th, 2013
ANDREWS â€” When the Mustangs battle each other on the football field, itâ€™s rarely a dull contest.
Sweetwater and Andrews, who have played memorable games since they first met as district rivals in the 1980s, produced a non-district classic on Friday. When the dust had settled, the visiting Mustangs (Sweetwater) had a 39-31 win after holding off a fourth-quarter rally by the host Mustangs (Andrews), leaving both teams with identical 1-1 records.
It was a shootout from the start, complete with several huge momentum shifts on both sides.
Sweetwater went 2-for-2 in sub-varsity football ac-tion vs. Andrews Thursday at Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV (1-1) beat Andrews 28-24. Adrian Vizzerra had two rushing touchdowns and Denzell Moore one, while Jâ€™Corey Amos (5 catches, 53 yards) scored on a pass reception. Deshaun Williams (three catches, 91 yards), Mike Lawrence (six catches, 74 yards) and Sean Norman (5, 63) were also top receivers. Defensive standouts were Vizzerra (six tackles), Moore (five tackles), Amos (three tackles) and Max Gomez (interception).
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman improved to 2-0 with a 36-14 win over Andrews.
ROSCOE â€” Roscoeâ€™s of-fense exploded for 39 first-half points in Fridayâ€™s home opener en route to a 45-26 victory over Irion County.
The Plowboys, who ex-ceeded 21 points only one time last season, reached that plateau in the first minute of the second quarter in evening its record at 1-1.
Blackwell is now 2-0 after a win at Jayton on Friday, but Highland (0-2) lost its game at Sterling City.
Blackwell 32, Jayton 14
Blackwell avenged a 2012 non-district loss to Jayton as the Hornets got three touchdowns from Jayden Jones and one each from Franck Cano and Mason Magness. Jayton (1-1) won last yearâ€™s game 56-30, but was mostly shut down by Blackwellâ€™s defense in Fri-dayâ€™s rematch.
Roscoeâ€™s junior varsity football team defeated Irion County, 30-8, in Irion County on Thursday for its second win in as many games this season.
Brayden Beal accounted for all four touchdowns by the Plowboys. He had scor-ing runs of 62 and 61 yards for Roscoeâ€™s first two touchdowns, threw a 4-yard TD pass to Isaiah Gonzales in the third quarter and even scored defensively with an 80-yard interception return in the third stanza.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 6
Sweetwater varsity plays at Andrews, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Irion County, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity plays at Sterling City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity plays at Jayton, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater freshmen at Lamesa tournament.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7
Sweetwater runners compete at season-opening Ang-elo State University meet, San Angelo.
Sammy Baugh Classic: Quanah vs. Miles, 11 a.m., Mustang Bowl, Sweetwater.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownfield, 9:30 a.m.
All three Nolan County area high school football teams face opponents tonight they had little success against in 2012, and only Roscoe plays at home.
The Plowboys â€” 0-1 after losing to De Leon 34-21 in their opener â€” entertain Irion County in their home opener at 7:30 p.m. Highland, also 0-1 after losing to Motley County 62-59, travels to Sterling City.
Finally, Blackwell â€” 1-0 after beat Westbrook 52-0 last week â€” goes to Jayton.
Those three opponents won last yearâ€™s games by an average of nearly 39 points, but things should be better this time around.
A pair of first-time parti-cipants, Miles and Quanah, will begin the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic with an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday at Mustang Bowl.
With a new sponsor this year, the event will be known as the 2013 Shale Show Sammy Baugh Classic and will have three games spread out over two week-ends. On Friday, Sept. 13, play resumes as Sweetwa-ter faces Breckenridge in its home opener at 7:30 p.m.
The Classic will then end its run on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bowl with two more first-time participants, Booker and Brock, playing the finale at 6 p.m.
After losing on the road to a very good Eastland team in its opener, Sweetwater has another tough road trip this Friday at Andrews.
And after giving up 584 yards in a 46-30 loss to the Josh Moylan-led Mavericks, the Mustangs once again will be faced with the challenge of containing an explosive spread offense led by a talented senior quarterback.
Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team lost Tuesdayâ€™s non-district volleyball match in Colorado City in four games. After winning Game 1 by a score of 25-20, Sweetwater was swept in the last three as Colorado City won by scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-17 to claim the match.