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September 6th, 2011
Sam Nemir is Sweetwaterâ€™s Football Player of the Week. Nemir, a 5-9, 170-pound senior who starts at fullback and linebacker, was the teamâ€™s leading tackler and rusher this past Friday against Monahans. He had an outstanding defensive game with eight solo tackles, one for a loss, eight assisted tackles and one sack. In addition, he rushed five times for 23 yards.
The Sweetwater High School tennis team went to Big Spring for its first match of the fall season this past Thursday and lost by a score of 13-8.
â€śWe fell short, but we fought hard to the end,â€ť said SHS coach Shella Arnwine. â€śI am very happy with how we started.â€ť
Sweetwaterâ€™s Nick Nemir intercepts a Monahans pass while Kaleb Hoover (10) watches in Fridayâ€™s game.
It took almost an entire half for the stateâ€™s No. 9-ranked team in Class 3A to make a first down here Friday against an inspired Sweetwater defense.
And the Mustangs were still tied with Monahans 7-7 through three quarters of a classic defensive battle in Game 2 of the seventh an-nual Sammy Baugh Classic.
But the Loboesâ€™ defense ultimately prevailed, holding Sweetwater to just three yards and no first downs in the second half and scoring 10 points in the final period for a hard-earned 17-7 win.
Highland and Blackwellâ€™s six-man football teams lost non-district games Friday to fall to 0-2 this season.
Highland was defeated by Loraine 48-12 and Blackwell lost to Lohn 66-20.
Highland scored on a 56-yard run by Steven Tester in the third quarter and a 40-yard pass from Ron Covington to Tyler Falcon. No Blackwell infor-mation was provided.
Sweetwater lost both of its sub-varsity games at Monahans on Thursday.
The JV White team fell 21-8 and the JV Red team lost by a score of 49-6.
Both teams host Levelland this week starting with the Red team at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater White 8
Sweetwater White (1-1) scored on a 28-yard run by T.C. Huitt in the second quarter as well as a safety in the third period.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6
Sweetwater teams host Lamesa â€” freshmen and JV at 5:30 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
Sweetwater 7th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red hosts Levelland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White hosts Levelland, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams host Stamford (season openers) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Stam-ford, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Novice (season opener), 6 p.m.
Highland JV at Sands JV, 6 p.m.
For most of the first half, a young Roscoe team held its own with Hawley in the opening game of the seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic on Thursday.
But the Bearcats forced six fumbles, racked up nearly 500 yards of offense and pulled away in the second half for a 45-7 victory.
Roscoe (0-2) pulled off the gameâ€™s longest scoring play on an 81-yard run by sophomore Luke Rovig in the second quarter, and Eric Padillaâ€™s extra point tied the game up at 7 apiece. But Hawley (2-0) answered with a five-play, 80-yard drive to regain a 14-7 lead and the Bearcats never looked back.
Blackwell and Highland are back in action today as Nolan Countyâ€™s two six-man teams will again try to pick up their first wins of 2011.
Both teams are on the road as Blackwell (0-1) goes to Lohn (0-1) and Highland pays a visit to Loraine (0-1). Both games kick off at 7:30 p.m. Next week, Highland has its home opener against Novice and Blackwell entertains Lueders-Avoca to celebrate homecoming.
For most local football observers, the jury is still out on just how good this yearâ€™s Sweetwater team is after the Mustangsâ€™ 10-0 victory over Vernon in their season opener.
The defense had a shutout for the first time in the Craig Slaughter era and the kicking game was rock solid with Tadeo Canon-Masjoan nailing his kickoffs deep, as well as kicking a 32-yard field goal and his only extra point attempt. The latter came after Ryan Linebaugh scored Sweetwaterâ€™s only touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second period.