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September 6th, 2012
After all the talk about its new spread offense, Sweet-water didnâ€™t look all that different from Mustang teams of the past in last Fridayâ€™s 23-13 season-opening win over Eastland.
Of Sweetwaterâ€™s 326 total yards, 291 came by the run as the Mustangs completed just five passes.
Meanwhile, the defense gave up a lot of yards (384) but was scored on by East-landâ€™s offense just once â€” with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter â€” even though the Mavericks took a whopping 81 snaps in the contest.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Sweetwater freshmen at Andrews, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at And-rews, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Irion County, 6 p.m.
Highland JV at Sterling City, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Irion County, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Sterling City, 7:30 p.
Blackwell hosts Jayton, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Lamesa tournament.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
It may be too early to think about making it to the postseason in late October, but something different is happening with the 2012 Sweetwater volleyball team â€” itâ€™s beating its opponents regularly and convincingly, no longer seemingly content to extend its matches by a game or two.
The latest example came Tuesday when the team finally came home from a three-week-long road swing to entertain Colorado City.
Marquees Jenkins has been named as Sweet-water High Schoolâ€™s Football Player of the Week.
Jenkins, a 165-pound junior running back and linebacker, ran for a team-high 101 yards in season-opening 23-13 win on Friday over Eastland on just nine carries. He also had four solo tackles, five assisted tackles and one pass hurry on defense.
BLACKWELL â€” After failing to get a win on the field for nearly two years, Blackwell finally celebrated a victory â€” and a lopsided one at that â€” here Friday as the Hornets dominated Westbrook, 54-6, in their season opener.
Blackwell didnâ€™t waste a lot of time taking care of the Wildcats, either, as the game was ended at halftime by Six-Manâ€™s 45-point mer-cy rule.
Abilene Wylie replaced Argyle as the No. 7-ranked team in Class 3A in this weekâ€™s Associated Press high school football poll following a 31-14 win over the Eagles on Friday.
Wylie â€” unranked in the AP preseason poll â€” jumped ahead of preseason No. 1 Stephenville, which lost to Monterrey (Mex.) Tech 27-17 in its opener and fell seven places down to No. 8. Argyle dropped out of this weekâ€™s top 10 in 3A.
Monahans, after receiv-ing enough votes to earn a No. 14 ranking in the Class 3A preseason poll, received none this time after losing to Midland Christian 42-28 in its season opener.
Irion County didnâ€™t com-plete a pass, had 85 yards in penalties, committed four turnovers and its first two possessions ended with fumbles on Robyâ€™s side of the field Saturday at the Sammy Baugh Classic.
But Roby failed to take full advantage and committed several mistakes as well that proved costly. In the end, the Hornets were able to break a 14-14 halftime tie and pull out a 30-20 win over the Lions in the season opener for both teams.
Saturdayâ€™s final game of the Sammy Baugh Classic had one of the most intriguing matchups in the eventâ€™s history: a battle between a pair of perennial Class 4A playoff teams located more than 600 miles apart.
And in the first quarter alone, it had a 65-yard kickoff return to open the game plus a Classic-record 82-yard punt and a safety.
But the game ultimately proved to be onesided, as Everman easily defeated El Paso Del Valle 48-10.
In one sense, the feeling that Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley had after Fridayâ€™s season-opening 23-13 win over Eastland at the Sammy Baugh Classic in Mustang Bowl was probably not a lot different from what he had felt on 40 other occasions while serving as an assistant on four playoff teams here from 2004-08 that had a combined 40-13 record.
But there were some major differences this time.
JAYTON â€” A very young Highland team was unable to stay with Motley County in its season opener Friday, as the highly-regarded Matadors jumped out to a 26-6 lead after one period en route to 60-12 win.
After giving up the gameâ€™s first two touchdowns, High-land got within 12-6 when Michael Hyde scored on a 1-yard run. But the Hornets couldnâ€™t get any closer than that as Motley County â€” coming off a state runnerup finish in Six-Man Division II and ranked No. 2 in this yearâ€™s preseason poll â€” answered with three more touchdowns before Highland could score again.