Archive - Sports Article
November 5th, 2012
Blackwell got into the win column in District 8, Division II Six-Man football for the first time Friday, but Nolan County‚Äôs other two area schools were on the short end of onesided losses.
Blackwell 48, Lohn 0
BLACKWELL ‚ÄĒ In its final home game of the year, Blackwell needed just one half to win by the 45-point mercy rule while improving to 1-1 in district and 4-5 for the season.
SWEETWATER VARSITY GIRLS
Nov. 6 ‚ÄĒ at Highland
Nov. 9 ‚ÄĒ at SA Lake View
Nov. 13 ‚ÄĒ at WF Hirschi
Nov. 16 ‚ÄĒ Abilene High
Nov. 19 ‚ÄĒ Early
Nov. 27 ‚ÄĒ Abernathy
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 ‚ÄĒ Ballinger tournament
Dec. 4 ‚ÄĒ at Merkel
Dec. 6-8 ‚ÄĒ Stanton tournament
Dec. 11 ‚ÄĒ Brownwood
Dec. 14 ‚Äď at Graham
Dec. 18 ‚ÄĒ at Colorado City
Dec. 27-29 ‚ÄĒ Slaton tournament
Jan. 4 ‚ÄĒ +at Big Spring
Jan. 8 ‚ÄĒ +Midland Greenwood
Jan. 11 ‚ÄĒ +Monahans
Jan. 15 ‚ÄĒ +at Snyder
Jan. 18 ‚ÄĒ +at Wylie
Jan. 22 ‚ÄĒ +Big Spring
Jan. 25 ‚ÄĒ +at Midland Greenwood
Jan. 29 ‚ÄĒ +at Monahans
Feb. 1 ‚ÄĒ +Snyder
Feb. 5 ‚ÄĒ +Wylie
It all comes down to this: the winner of today‚Äôs Sweetwater vs. Monahans game at Mustang Bowl will take a big step toward and possibly make the playoffs that begin in two weeks.
The teams have identical 2-1 records in District 4-3A and are locked in a second-place tie in the district behind Wylie (3-0) with just two games left.
Sweetwater is seeking its first playoff berth in four years, while Monahans was a state semifinalist this past season and was considered, along with Wylie, the dist-rict favorite by most pre-season prognosticators.
These Highland girls will be competing in a regional cross country meet on Saturday at Arlington‚Äôs Vandergriff Park along with several Highland boys. From left are Lora Stewart, Maddie Moseley, Kailee Hall, Beth Richburg, Taylar Hammond, Sabrina Romero and Hannah Allen.
The Highland regional boys qualifiers are Sheldon Hall, Eli Shelton, Kevin Box, Brenden Huckabee and Jeremy Hall.
Roscoe‚Äôs Mirian Solis will also be competing at the regional cross country meet.
According to the so-called experts, this wasn‚Äôt the year Sweetwater was supposed to get back to the playoffs.
Yet that‚Äôs exactly what will happen if the Mustangs (4-4, 2-1) defeat Monahans (4-4, 2-1) Friday at Mustang Bowl in the kind of game that will have a playoff-type atmosphere at kickoff.
‚ÄúThe kids are excited,‚ÄĚ coach Shane Mobley said on Wednesday. ‚ÄúI think they are going to play with a lot of adrenaline and effort. It should be a good game.‚ÄĚ
Highland‚Äôs playoff hopes will be on the line today when the Hornets travel to Ira.
Highland (5-4) is coming off its first loss in six games, a 76-62 setback against Rotan in the Hornets‚Äô district opener, while Ira is unbeaten at 8-0 and crushed Hermleigh 66-6 in its first district game.
With only three district games and two playoff qualifiers out of the four teams, the Hornets can‚Äôt afford another loss. Today‚Äôs game was moved up by one day because both Highland and Ira have several athletes who will in Arlington on Saturday to com-pete in a regional cross country meet.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Mon-ahans, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Ira, 4 p.m.
Highland JV plays at Ira, 5:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high plays at Lohn, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV is idle.
Highland varsity plays at Ira, 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
Sweetwater varsity will host Monahans, 7:30 p.m.
Bray Amos is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Amos, a sophomore wide receiver and def-ensive back, had four catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-9 win against Big Spring, and also recorded four solo tackles with five assisted tackles on defense.
First Downs ‚ÄĒ 149; Rushes-yards ‚ÄĒ 252-1200; Passing yards ‚ÄĒ 1790; Total yards ‚ÄĒ 2990 (373.8 avg.); Passing ‚ÄĒ 113-194-5; Fumbles-Lost ‚ÄĒ 26-10; Penalties-Yards ‚ÄĒ 62-503; Points scored ‚ÄĒ 194 (24.3 avg.).
First Downs ‚ÄĒ 157; Rushes-yards ‚ÄĒ 317-1743; Passing yards ‚ÄĒ 1142; Total yards ‚ÄĒ 2885 (360.6 avg.); Passing ‚ÄĒ 110-187-7; Fumbles-Lost 11-8; Penalties-Yards ‚ÄĒ 53-420; Points allowed ‚ÄĒ 185 (23.1 avg.).
Sweetwater was defeated by Big Spring by close mar-gins in both sub-varsity high school football games this past Thursday.
The freshmen lost 8-0 and the JV fell to Big Spring 22-18. The freshman game was deadlocked 0-0 until Big Spring got the only points in the fourth period. Mark Lawrence, Daniel Maldonado, Dylan Jimenez, Austin Kamer, Adrian Viz-zerra and D‚ÄôJaman West were offensive standouts for the freshmen while stand-outs on defense were Viz-zerra, Maldonado, Israel Vera, Branson Guelker, Denzell Moore, J‚ÄôCorey Amos, Michael Lawrence and Max Nemir.