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September 17th, 2011
Sweetwaterâ€™s defense re-corded its second shutout of the season here Friday, as the Mustangs improved to 3-1 overall with a 19-0 win over Early before a large homecoming crowd.
The game was typical for Sweetwater through its first four contests of 2011.
The Mustang defense, as usual, was sound if a bit less spectacular than usual as it held Early (0-4) to 165 yards. The offense, as usual, was inconsistent in producing three scores and 297 yards â€” the latter equalling Sweetwaterâ€™s season high set one week earlier.
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe all lost in area football action Friday.
MERKEL â€” Roscoe (0-4) faced another tough non-district opponent on the road as Merkel (2-1) jumped out to a 26-0 lead after one quarter. The Badgers then added two more scores, while Roscoe had just 131 yards â€” all rushing. Eduardo Gallegos ran for 40 yards to pace the Plowboys, while Eric Padilla had 36, Chris Deleon 32 and Dillon Freeman 22. Roscoe was shut out for the first time this season.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater JV at Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Graham â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m. (both gyms), varsity at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Midland Green-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Midland Green-wood, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red will host Midland Greenwood, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White will host Midland Green-wood, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe jr high at Munday (8th grade), 5 p.m.
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.