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October 14th, 2011
Local sports fans will be treated to a double dose of Sweetwater vs. Big Spring today.
The schoolsâ€™ volleyball teams will meet in a Dis-trict 5-3A matchup that tips off at 5 p.m. at Mustang Gym, and the football game â€” also a District 5-3A contest â€” kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Bowl.
Both Sweetwater teams need victories to keep realistic playoff hopes alive. The Sweetwater volleyball team brings a 1-3 district record into the match with four games remaining, while the football team is 0-1 in district and has three games left to play.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Big Spring, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Roby 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Roby, 6:30 p.m.
Highland jr high and JV teams at Rankin, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Blackwell jr high hosts Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Roby, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity is idle.
Blackwell varsity plays at Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m.
Theoretically, Sweetwater needs to win two of its last three games to have a real-istic shot at the playoffs af-ter losing to Abilene Wylie 20-15 in its district opener.
And as far as Mustang head coach Craig Slaughter is concerned, the winning needs to start this Friday against an 0-7 Big Spring squad at Mustang Bowl.
How much urgency is there for Sweetwater?
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s fall JV tennis players are pictured here. On the top row standing from left are Kâ€™leigh Harris and Tyler Lotzenhiser; middle row, Matthew Barnett and Chad Turner; and front row, Gewel Cherry, Brianna Hicks, Samantha Diaz, Shannon Gray and Ashley Heaton.
Taylor Jones has been chosen Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Jones, a third-year senior starter at quarterback, completed 15 of 22 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown, and was also the Mustangsâ€™ top rusher with 87 yards on 25 carries against Wylie this past Friday in Sweetwaterâ€™s district opener. He has accounted for over 1,200 yards passing and running this season. In addition, Jones played at free safety against Wylie and assisted on two tackles.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis team brought home a number of medals from Andrewsâ€™ fall tourna-ment held this past Friday and Saturday.
In boys singles, Chris Hernandez placed third in Flight One while Stephen Shipp took second-place honors in Flight 3 and Michael Redondo was third in Flight 4.
In boys doubles, Chris Hernandez and Isaiah Her-nandez brought home the overall first-place medal, while Shipp and Redondo took third-place honors in Flight 2 boys doubles at the two-day tournament.
First Downs â€” 117; Rushes-yards â€” 272-1192; Passing yards â€” 831; Total yards â€” 2023 (289.0 avg.); Passing â€” 67-117-7; Fum-bles-Lost â€” 17-7; Penalties-Yards â€” 50-401; Points scored â€” 125 (17.9 avg.).
First Downs â€” 86; Rushes-yards â€” 209-945; Passing yards â€” 779; Total yards â€” 1724 (246.3 avg.); Passing â€” 72-140-6; Fumbles-Lost 9-2; Penalties-Yards â€” 42-332; Points allowed â€” 121 (17.3 avg.).
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater picked a good time â€” Fri-dayâ€™s District 5-3A opener at Wylie â€” to play its best game of the 2011 season.
Unfortunately, the Mus-tangs still werenâ€™t too happy at the end. Thatâ€™s because the Bulldogs were still able to pull out a 20-15 victory despite running 31 fewer plays than Sweetwater.
And that wasnâ€™t the only statistic the Mustangs led in. Coach Craig Slaughterâ€™s club racked up 11 more first downs (21-10) and 47 more yards (322-275) in the con-test than Wylie and had just one turnover, the same as the Bulldogs.
Roscoe is still in search of its first win of the year after losing its District 7-1A opener to Hamlin, 40-8, on Friday, while Highland (2-4) was a 46-0 loser to six-man power Sterling City in its final non-district game.
Hamlin 40, Roscoe 8
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater fell to 1-3 in District 5-3A volleyball play after losing to first-place Wylie 10-25, 12-25, 19-25 on Friday.
Kendra Crosson had nine kills to pace the Lady Mus-tangs (17-17 overall), who are idle until this Friday when they host Big Spring.
Kelsi Crosson had four kills, Alicia Finn three, Kathleen Campbell two and Shelby Cason, Larissa Locklar and Suede Shirley one. Finn and Shirley each had eight assists. Kinsey Browning had six digs and Allie Zavaleta four, while Kendra Crosson also had one block and one dig.