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August 27th, 2012
Despite persistent weather delays, Sweetwater got in 26 plays â€” 16 on offense and 10 on defense â€” in its final scrimmage Friday at San Angelo Lake View before play was halted.
The Mustangs produced an impressive 135 yards, 86 of it coming on 6-of-10 passing, with their new spread offense and scored against the Chiefs on a 7-yard run. Another Sweetwater drive reached Lake Viewâ€™s 4-yard line before coming up short.
Sweetwater will host Eastland this Friday to begin the regular season.
NEW ORLEANS â€” For-mer Sweetwater High School and University of Texas-El Paso standout Joseph Banyard rushed for 25 yards on seven carries in the New Orleans Saintsâ€™ 34-27 exhibition win over the Houston Texans on Saturday night.
TUESDAY, AUG. 28
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams vs. Breckenridge|Graham at Graham at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater runners at season-opening meet in Christoval.
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Roscoe varsity vs. DeLeon, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Eastland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at East-land, 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Gar-den City, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV at West-brook, 7 p.m.
With just a week left until the season opener against Eastland on Aug. 31 at the Sammy Baugh Classic, Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley is hop-ing to get a good evaluation of his team in todayâ€™s final scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View at the Chiefsâ€™ stadium.
Though it will be played primarily under a controlled format, the scrimmage â€” which begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. after the freshman and JV teams scrimmage at 5 â€” will more closely resemble what fans can expect to see once the season begins.
Blackwellâ€™s Mark Monroe, left, wraps up a Hermleigh player as Mason Magness (right) tries to lend assistance during the teamsâ€™ scrimmage this past week. The Hornets will host Veribest and Loop in their final scrimmage today.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team began action at the Nita Vannoy Memorial Tourna-ment in San Angelo today after losing at Seminole in its most recent match this past Tuesday.
Sweetwater comes into the two-day tournament with a 6-5 overall record after falling to Seminole in four highly-competitive games Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs â€” who had also lost to Seminole in four games when the teams met in Sweetwater a week earlier â€” won the first game 25-19, but Seminole came back to win the last three games by nail-biting scores 25-23, 25-23 and 25-22 in claiming the match.
Giles Montgomery (second from left), Chad Copeland, Zach Harrell and Tony Cortez were among the new football coaches in Sweetwater who were introduced during â€śMeet the Mustangsâ€ť Saturday at the high school gym.
The Sweetwater varsity volleyball teamâ€™s extended road swing â€” which contin-ues today at Seminole with a dual match against both Frenship and Seminole â€” has been productive so far.
The Lady Mustangs are 6-4 overall after defeating 5A Abilene Cooper 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 in Abilene on Thursday and then placing second in the Silver Bracket of Canyon Randallâ€™s two-day tournament.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman volleyball team went 4-0 to win the Sweetwater tourn-ament. Sweetwater defeated Southwest Christian 25-17, 25-15; Snyder 26-24, 20-25, 25-16; Big Spring 17-25, 25-12, 25-23; and Post 25-10, 25-13 in claiming the championship.
Shane Mobley didnâ€™t get to see as much of his team as he had hoped due to lightning and rain that halted Sweetwaterâ€™s season-opening scrimmage against Wichita Falls Hirschi after 55 minutes here Saturday.
But the new Sweetwater head football coach still saw some encouraging signs when the Mustangs were on the field, especially on the offensive side of the ball.