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September 17th, 2011

Mustangs shut down Early, 19-0

September 17, 2011

Sweetwater’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 — the latter equalling Sweetwater’s season high set one week earlier.

Plowboys, Hornets lose

September 17, 2011

Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe all lost in area football action Friday.
Merkel 39,
Roscoe 0
MERKEL — 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 — 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.

Weekly Sports Calendar Calendar

September 17, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 19
Volleyball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
Tennis
Sweetwater JV at Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater teams host Graham — freshmen and JV at 5 p.m. (both gyms), varsity at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Football
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.

September 16th

Area teams are facing tough road assignments

September 16, 2011

Nolan County’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 county’s two six-man teams, Highland and Blackwell, will also be traveling tonight to play Fort Davis and Robert Lee, respectively. Highland’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 tonight’s local schedule as the Mustangs go for their third win this season when they host Early.

Local sports calendar

September 16, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
Football
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
Cross Country
Sweetwater runners at Hamlin meet.
Volleyball
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams vs. Denver City and Lubbock Monterey at Denver City starting at 11:15 a.m.

September 13th

Football player of the week

September 13, 2011

Ryan Linebaugh has been named as Sweetwater’s Football Player of the Week. Linebaugh, a 5-9, 165-pound junior who starts at running back and linebacker, was the Mustangs’ 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.

Mustang football stats

September 13, 2011

TEAM OFFENSE
First Downs — 40; Rushes-yards — 117-453; Passing yards — 186; Total yards — 639 (213.0 avg.); Passing — 16-33-3; Fumbles-Lost — 5-2; Penalties-Yards — 18-171; Points scored — 44 (14.7 avg.).
TEAM DEFENSE
First Downs — 35; Rushes-yards — 89-300; Passing yards — 272; Total yards — 572 (190.7 avg.); Passing — 38-70-5; Fumbles-Lost 4-1; Penalties-Yards — 19-170; Points allowed — 25 (8.3 avg.).
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing

Six-man results

September 13, 2011

Highland (1-2) won its first game of the season this past Friday by defeating Novice, 70-52.

7th grade Red is lone winner

September 13, 2011

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 Levelland’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 JH gets a W

September 13, 2011

Blackwell defeated Lueders-Avoca, 38-21, in its junior high football season opener this past Thursday.

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