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August 30th, 2012
Two weather-shortened scrimmages against Wich-ita Falls Hirschi and San Angelo Lake View werenâ€™t able to accomplish every-thing Shane Mobley had hoped. However, the first-year Sweetwater head coach still thinks his team will be ready for Fridayâ€™s season opener at the Sammy Baugh Classic against a highly regarded Eastland squad.
And Mobley knows that his playersâ€™ ability to successfully execute his new spread offense will be crucial to the final outcome.
After an 0-10 season a year ago, Roscoe head coach Jonathan Haseloff would like nothing more than for his Plowboys to win todayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. season opener against De Leon to begin the Sammy Baugh Classic.
A victory at Mustang Bowl over the Bearcats, who were 3-7 a year ago, would go a long way toward getting the program back on track to reaching the heights it has normally enjoyed.
And playing against Haw-leyâ€™s Wing-T offense, which is similar to De Leonâ€™s, in last weekâ€™s final scrimmage will help Roscoe know what to prepare for today.
GRAHAM â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s Lady Mustangs won both ends of a dual match here Tuesday as it swept past Graham and Breckenridge in three games.
Sweetwater (12-7) defeated Graham 25-15, 25-16, 25-8 and beat Breckenridge 25-20, 25-15, 25-12 in two of its most dominating per-formances of the season. The Lady Mustangs will be at Frenshipâ€™s two-day tournament starting Friday.
Regardless of who wins the game, Saturdayâ€™s finale of this yearâ€™s eighth annual Sammy Baugh Classic at Mustang Bowl will mark a fairly significant milestone.
When Class 4A Everman and El Paso Del Valle meet that day at 6 p.m., it will mark the first time that two teams above the 3A level have played in the Classic, and of course, the first time theyâ€™ve played each other.
In fact, thereâ€™s been only one other team in Classic history above Class 3A that has participated.
Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team will stay on the road for a dual match today in Graham after placing third in the Silver Division at San Angeloâ€™s Nita Vannoy tournament this weekend.
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.