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October 25th, 2011
Sweetwater will host first-place Wylie in its final Dis-trict 5-3A volleyball match at 6:30 p.m. today. But if the Lady Mustangs (3-4 dis-trict, 19-18 overall) can pull off an upset, they have a chance to extend their sea-son beyond today.
Big Spring and Brown-wood, who are both 4-3, are tied for second place in district and face each other this Friday. The winner will claim the No. 2 seed in Dis-trict 5-3A. The loser, how-ever, faces a play-in against Sweetwater for the No. 3 spot if the Lady Mustangs upset Wylie (7-0), the No. 1 seed out of the district.
Mateo Gonzales is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gonzales, a 225-pound senior defensive tackle, had a team-high six solo tackles â all of them behind the line â and assisted on five other tackles for the Mustangs against Snyder this past Friday. He also had one quarterback pressure.
SNYDER â Keenon Ward was every bit as good as advertised on Friday.
Ward accounted for 411 yards â 217 rushing and 194 passing â and four touchdowns as Snyder over-whelmed Sweetwater 49-20 in a District 5-3A contest.
Snyder is now 2-1 in district (7-1 overall) and tied with Wylie for first place with two games remaining while Sweetwater fell to 4-5 overall, 1-2 in district.
Despite the loss, the Mustangs can still make the playoffs with a win Friday in their season finale against Brownwoood in Sweetwater. Brownwood (5-3, 1-1) was idle this week.
Highland lost to Ira, 46-0, in its district opener on Friday in a game called at halftime due to the six-man mercy rule, while Roscoe stayed winless this season after losing to first-place Crosbyton 48-6 in a District 7-A contest.
JV White 20
Jay Lomas scored two of Sweetwater Whiteâs three touchdowns with a 1-yard run followed by a 27-yard catch from Kaegan Jeffrey. Jeffrey also threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to James Clift as well as a 2-point pass to Duanta Williams. Angel Caballero and Andrew Davis were defensive standouts for the Ponies.
Snyder 32, JV Red 0
Kris Duranâs 35-yard run was an offensive highlight for Sweetwater Red while on defense, Zach Garcia recorded a tackle for a loss.
8th grade Red 13
Win keeps SW in playoff picture
SNYDER â The Sweet-water High School volley-ball team swept past Snyder in three games Friday by scores of 25-15, 25-22 and 25-17, a convincing win that allowed the Lady Mustangs to keep their playoff hopes alive entering Tuesdayâs season finale against Wylie.
MONDAY, OCT. 24
Sweetwater runners at district meet, Snyder.
Roscoe runners at dis-trict meet, Eula.
Blackwell runners host district meet.
Highland runners at district meet, Blackwell.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Midland Christian, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Brownwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Brownwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs football and volleyball teams are heading to Snyder today for what could be consider-ed their last âdoubleheaderâ of the 2011 season, and the rivalry between the schools wonât be the only thing on both teamsâ minds.
The SHS football team, which is 1-1 in district play after a 28-6 win last week over Big Spring, must win one of its last two games to have a playoff shot. Snyder (1-0) is tied with Wylie for first place and leads both Sweetwater and Brownwood by a half-game.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Crosbyton (7th and 8th grade) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Crosby-ton, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high and JV teams at Ira, 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Novice, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Crosbyton, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Ira (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell-Novice (district opener) cancelled. Blackwell will get forfeit victory over Novice.
The Sweetwater football team completed Step 1 on its way to becoming a play-off contender by defeating a winless Big Spring team 28-6 this past Friday at Mustang Bowl.
Now comes the hard part â winning at least one of its final two games against two of the most respected pro-grams in the state, begin-ning with Fridayâs District 5-3A game at Snyder (6-1, 1-0), which is riding a six-game winning streak.