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November 12th, 2012
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater knew coming into Fridayâ€™s season finale at Wylie that its playoff hopes rested on a near-flawless effort on both sides of the ball, plus some outside help. But it was second-ranked Wylie that had that kind of game instead as the unbeaten Bulldogs (10-0 overall, 5-0 in District 4-3A) struck early and often for a 55-20 victory which ended the Mustangsâ€™ year.
The Sweetwater freshman football team ended its season by beating Wylie 16-6 here on Thursday.
Sweetwater trailed Wylie 6-0 before scoring on the last 16 points.
Dâ€™Jaman West scored on a 15-yard run to tie the game and Adrian Vizzerra caught a two-point pass to give Sweetwater the lead. A 50-yard fumble return by Max Nemir for a touchdown extended the lead to 14-6, and Vizzerra ran over the two-point PAT to complete Sweetwaterâ€™s comeback.
Sweetwater had several standouts on both sides of the ball against Wylie.
Blackwellâ€™s football team secured its first postseason berth since the 2008 seas-on by edging Panther Creek, 58-54, on Friday.
This also marks only the second time that Blackwell has reached the playoffs since the 2002 season. The team will advance to face Loraine in bi-district at Hermleigh this Friday.
No other details were available at press time but will be in Mondayâ€™s paper.
Big Spring 0-5
+Wylie will be representing the district in the Division I (big school) playoffs starting this week, while Monahans and Greenwood will both be playing in the Division II (small school) playoffs.
Cross Plains 5-2
+Albany will represent the district in the Division I playoffs, with Hamlin and Cross Plains competing in the Division II playoffs.
SIX-MAN, DIV. I
The Highland and Roscoe football teams were both involved in very competitive season-ending games, but lost close contests.
Highland wrapped up on Thursday by losing to Hermleigh 59-48 in its final six-man game, while Roscoe lost 14-7 on Friday in its Class 1A 11-man game with Roby.
HERMLEIGH â€” Highland led Hermleigh after each of the first three periods, but was outscored 12-0 in the final 10 minutes. Highland finishes 0-3 in district and 5-5 overall while Hermleigh ends at 1-2, 3-7.
Some Blackwell varsity basketball games may be changed because of the football playoffs
MONDAY, NOV. 12
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Big Spring (season openers), 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys at Westbrook (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
Sweetwater girls at Wichita Falls Hirschi â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls host Robert Lee â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams host Aspermont (season openers for boys) starting at 4 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Sweetwater JV girls play at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Nov. 10.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Wylie, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Wylie, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen host Wylie, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV game has been cancelled.
Roscoe jr high plays at Roby (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV plays at Roby, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Hermleigh, 5:30 p.m.
Highland varsity plays at Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m. (game originally was on Friday).
Highland JV game has been cancelled.
After a gutwrenching loss to Monahans this past week, Sweetwaterâ€™s football team must have two things happen Friday in order to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
First, Sweetwater must defeat Wylie, which not only has clinched a playoff spot but is the No. 2-ranked team in the state with a 9-0 record and is 4-0 in district play. Also, Sweetwater must hope that Snyder (1-3, 3-6) beats Greenwood (2-2, 6-3) which would make Sweet-water the districtâ€™s No. 3 team with a 3-2 record.
Highland has decided to play its 2012 season finale one day early.
The Hornets (0-2, 5-4) were to host Hermleigh â€” which is also 0-2 in district and 2-7 in district â€” at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
However, the schools decided earlier this week to move the game up to today at the same time, and also play in Hermleigh. The Highland-Hermleigh jun-ior high game will also be played at 5:30 p.m.
Tadeo Canon-Masjoan has been named the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Canon-Masjoan, who is a senior, is a defensive end and kicker.
He had five solo tackles, two for a loss, 10 assists, one sack and one fumble recovery against Monahans and also made all five extra point attempts.