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October 29th, 2011
With less than four min-utes to play in the first half, things were looking good for Sweetwater in Fridayâs battle with Brownwood for a district playoff berth at Mustang Bowl.
While the game was tied at 7-7, Sweetwater had the ball and, after forcing a Brownwood punt moments earlier, had the momentum as well. But then things started to go sour for the Mustangs as Brownwood made its decisive run.
Brownwood 28, JV White 8
Brownwood scored in the first, second and fourth quarters in beat-ing Sweetwater White, which scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Kaegan Jeffrey to Martese Harris in the third quarter plus a two-point Jeffrey conversion pass to Duanta Williams. âThe kids played tough and gave 100 percent all four quarters,â said coach Jarrett Vickers.
Brownwood 22, JV Red 8
Brownwood and Sweetwater Red were locked in an 8-8 tie at halftime until the host team pulled away over the final two quarters.
ASPERMONT â This is one Highland wonât forget for awhile.
The Hornets, a big under-dog to Aspermont, stayed with their hosts from start to finish in a thrilling six-man football game Friday.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team held a ceremony to recognize its players after Tuesdayâs match against Wylie that ended the season. The three seniors getting special recognition at the ceremony are pictured here in front. They are, from left, Allie Zavaleta, Alicia Finn and Kinsey Browning. Also pictured are back row, coach Liz Miller, Taylor McPherson, Kendra Crosson, Kathleen Campbell, Shelby Cason, Larissa Locklar and Suede Shirley.
Photo by RuthAnn Campbell
ROSCOE â The struggles continue for Roscoeâs Plowboys, who saw their record fall to 0-9 after losing to Rawls, 28-7, on Friday.
Roscoe avoided a shutout on a 2-yard run by Eric Padilla with 1:36 left in the game, but by then the Jackrabbits (4-5, 3-1 district) had things well in hand as they clinched a playoff berth in Dist-rict 7-1A, Division II.
But offense has been a problem all year for the Plowboys, who have scored just 55 points and reached double figures in a game just once.
PAINT ROCK â Blackwell was defeated by Paint Rock, 62-12, in a District 8 Six-Man Division II matchup on Friday.
With the win, Paint Rock improved to 2-0 district (7-2 over-all) while dropping Blackwellâs records to 1-1 district, 1-8 season. The Indians are the districtâs only unbeaten team and have clinched a playoff berth, while Blackwell must defeat Panther Creek (1-1) at home this Friday to secure a postseason spot.
No individual information was available at press time for Black-well, which was coming off a forfeit victory over Novice in its district opener last week.
Pictured above are members of the Abilene Titans 12-and-under select baseball team that includes Isak Alvarez of Sweetwater (pictured above standing at far right). The Titans won first place at tournaments held this month in Little Elm and Abilene.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater varsity vs. Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Ralls, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity at Aspermont, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Paint Rock, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Mustang Baseball Clas-sic to support high school baseball program, 11 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, time TBA.
It wonât be Game 7 of the World Series, but the stakes for tonightâs game between Sweetwater and Brownwood at Mustang Bowl â which is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. â will be just about as high.
Itâs the season finale for Sweetwater (1-2, 4-5), which must beat Brownwood to have a shot at claiming a playoff berth for the first time since 2008. The Lions come in at 1-1, 5-3 and still have a game with Wylie to end their regular season.
Snyder and Wylie, who are both 2-0 in district, will play tonight in Wylie for the outright 5-3A lead.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ralls (7th and 8th grade) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Ralls, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Aspermont, 6 p.m.
Highland JV vs. Chilli-cothe JV at Rule, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Paint Rock, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play Abilene Cooper JV at Abilene starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.