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October 15th, 2012
In a wild District 4-3A opener at Mustang Bowl that featured a pair of 2-3 teams with first-year head coaches, the winner of Fridayâ€™s Sweetwater vs. Snyder showdown wasnâ€™t decided until the final play.
Even though Sweetwater never trailed, the Mustangs couldnâ€™t relax until a Snyder fumble on that very last play sealed a 34-27 triumph.
And while the first feeling might have been one of relief, it was immediately followed by joy in the Bowl as Sweetwater won its 4-3A opener against a fierce rival â€” and one with three con-secutive lopsided victories over the Mustangs.
HIGHLAND â€” Facing its in-county six-man rival, Highland cruised to its fifth straight victory on Friday as the hosting Hornets beat the visiting Hornets from Blackwell by a final score of 54-22.
ALBANY â€” A huge under-dog to Albany, Roscoe got on the board first in Fridayâ€™s District 7-1A, Division II matchup on a 3-yard touch-down run by Vincent Pan-toja to take a 6-0 lead with 9:08 left in the first period.
But after that, it was all Albany as the Lions â€” who were led by the outstanding play of their quarterback Jake Bumgardner â€” roared to a decisive 69-12 win.
The Sweetwater volleyball team still clings to playoff hopes after beating Snyder in three games Friday at Mustang Gym.
In addition to winning for the 23rd time this season, the Lady Mustangs (23-14) are now 3-4 in District 4-3A after dispatching Snyder for the second time this season by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-17. Snyder is 21-14 overall, but 0-6 in district.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s tennis team won only two of 19 matches here Thursday against Snyder.
Individual results follow:
Boys doubles â€” Stephen Shipp and Isaiah Hernandez won 8-2; Zach Bax and Billy Reeves lost 0-8; Michael Redondo and Keygan Valdez lost 3-8.
Girls doubles â€” Jenny Medellen and Kristen Casto lost 6-8; Gewel Cherry and Brianna Hicks lost 4-8; Vida Gamez and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 6-8.
Mixed doubles â€” Tyler Stacy and Ashley Heaton lost 0-8.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Albany, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Blackwell, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and freshman teams host Snyder at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Snyder, 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Midland Christian, 9 a.m.
Sweetwater and Snyder are renewing their athletic rivalry at two venues today as the volleyball and foot-ball teams will be involved in district competition today at the Sweetwater High School gyms and Mustang Bowl, respectively.
The last two weeks have seen Roscoeâ€™s football team pick up its first victory in nearly two years, followed by a respectable effort in a loss to Cross Plains.
But the Plowboys (1-1 district, 1-4 overall) will be facing their toughest test yet at 7:30 p.m. today at district favorite Albany. The Lions, who along with Hamlin and Cross Plains are 2-0 in district, have outscored their first two District 7-1A, Div. II foes by 105 points.
Roscoe, which has had a few starters return from in-jury in recent weeks, beat Baird 14-0 in its 7-1A opener before losing last week to Cross Plains 27-12.
On Friday, the real season begins for Sweetwater.
After three weeks of play-ing non-district games on the road and a week off to let some injuries heal and get in some extra practice, the Mustangs are home for their District 4-3A opener.
And what better way to kick off district play than to face your biggest rival?
Kendra Crosson 8, Kelsi Crosson 5, Kathleen Campbell 4, Shelby Cason 3, Suede Shirley 3, Taylor McPherson 1.
Suede Shirley 13, Kelsi Crosson 12, Kendra Cros-son 11, Kathleen Campbell 7, Angela Garza 5, Janell Walker 3, Shelby Cason 2, Kayla Chowning 2, Larissa Locklar 2, Mikki Reschman 1.
Shelby Cason 7, Suede Shirley 3, Kathleen Camp-bell 2, Kendra Crosson 1, Larissa Locklar 1.
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Kelsi Crosson, Taylor McPherson, Suede Shirley.