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September 16th, 2011
Nolan Countyâ€™s three area football teams will all face tough non-district road games today.
1A Roscoe (0-3) is at Class 2A Merkel (1-1), while the countyâ€™s two six-man teams, Highland and Blackwell, will also be traveling tonight to play Fort Davis and Robert Lee, respectively. Highlandâ€™s game is at Garden City.
Blackwell is also 0-3 so far, while Highland (1-2) is coming off its first victory, 70-52 against Novice.
Sweetwater (2-1) rounds out tonightâ€™s local schedule as the Mustangs go for their third win this season when they host Early.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
Sweetwater varsity hosts Early (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Merkel, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity vs. Fort Davis at Garden City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Robert Lee, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
Sweetwater runners at Hamlin meet.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams vs. Denver City and Lubbock Monterey at Denver City starting at 11:15 a.m.
Ryan Linebaugh has been named as Sweetwaterâ€™s Football Player of the Week. Linebaugh, a 5-9, 165-pound junior who starts at running back and linebacker, was the Mustangsâ€™ leading rusher and tackler this past week against Levelland in a 27-8 victory. On defense he had nine solo tackles, three for a loss, plus six assisted tackles, one sack, one quarterback knockdown, one big hit and one defensed pass. On offense, Linebaugh rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including a 34-yard clinching TD with 6:43 remaining.
First Downs â€” 40; Rushes-yards â€” 117-453; Passing yards â€” 186; Total yards â€” 639 (213.0 avg.); Passing â€” 16-33-3; Fumbles-Lost â€” 5-2; Penalties-Yards â€” 18-171; Points scored â€” 44 (14.7 avg.).
First Downs â€” 35; Rushes-yards â€” 89-300; Passing yards â€” 272; Total yards â€” 572 (190.7 avg.); Passing â€” 38-70-5; Fumbles-Lost 4-1; Penalties-Yards â€” 19-170; Points allowed â€” 25 (8.3 avg.).
Highland (1-2) won its first game of the season this past Friday by defeating Novice, 70-52.
The Sweetwater Middle School seventh grade Red team was the only winner in season-opening football action this past Thursday as it defeated Levelland 36-0.
Jacoby Hunt ran for five touchdowns in the victory. His TD runs went for 14, 48, 28, 4 and 70 yards. In addition, Hunt had a 63-yard run to Levellandâ€™s 14-yard line to set up his first TD. Jordan McGee had a pair of two-point conversion runs and Daniel Olguin one.
Blackwell defeated Lueders-Avoca, 38-21, in its junior high football season opener this past Thursday.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
Sweetwater varsity at Levelland, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Stamford, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Novice, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
Sweetwater runners will compete at season-opening Bill Libby/McMurry Invitational in Abilene.
Blackwell varsity hosts Lueders-Avoca (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Levelland starting at 10 a.m. (first 2011 match for JV team)
Sweetwater JV will host Loraine varsity, 10 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Lubbock Cooper, 11 a.m.
Blackwell and Highland will have homefield advantage, while Roscoe is on the road as the three area teams try again for their first win of the 2011 football season.
Sweetwater (1-1), meanwhile, hopes to get back in the win column at Levelland today after losing to Monahans at the Sammy Baugh Classic this past weekend.
After giving a good Mon-ahans team fits at Mustang Bowl this past weekend and battling the state-ranked Loboes on even terms for three quarters before losing, Sweetwater plays a different set of Lobos this Friday.
And the spelling of their nicknames â€” Levellandâ€™s Lobos, unlike Monahans, donâ€™t include an â€˜eâ€™ in theirs â€” are only one of the differences between the two former Class 4A and now Class 3A schools.