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November 8th, 2011
The 2011-12 high school girls basketball season tips off today with two Nolan County teams set to face off against each other.
Class 3A Sweetwater will entertain Class 1A Highland at 6:30 p.m. at Mustang Gym, right after a JV contest between the two schools at 5 p.m.
Todayâ€™s game marks the debut of new Sweetwater girls coach Candice Wyatt, who was hired in May fol-lowing the resignation of ex-coach Jerry McSherry. Six players return from a team which finished just below .500 (16-17) overall but was only 1-7 in district.
CLASS 3A and CLASS 1A
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls host Highland, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Winters, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
ARLINGTON â€” Ros-coeâ€™s Jacinda Morales placed sixth among individual regional runners Saturday to qualify for the Class 1A girls state cross country meet.
Moralesâ€™ regional time was 12:37.24. The state meet will be held this Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.
After an oh-so-close loss last week, Highland ended its 2011 football season on Friday with a 48-33 victory over Hermleigh.
The Hornets rallied from a 14-6 deficit with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter for a 20-14 halftime lead, and never trailed again as they finished 3-7 overall and 1-2 in District 6, Divi-sion I six-man play.
The 2011 football season ended for Blackwell and Roscoe on Friday, and both finished rebuilding years on a losing note.
Roscoe had its best de-fensive effort of the year, but lost 12-2 at Rotan to finish a winless campaign at 0-10 (0-5 in District 7-1A, Division II). Roscoe led 2-0 after a first-period safety when Eric Padilla recorded a tackle in the end zone, but Rotan scored the next 12 points and held on for the win.
Snyder easily defeated Big Spring 49-7 Friday for the outright District 5-3A title, while Wylie took the No. 2 spot with a 36-16 win over Brownwood and will be the districtâ€™s Division I (big school) representative. Snyder and Brownwood will be in the Division II playoffs.
In District 7-1A, Divi-sion II, Crosbyton won the outright title by beating Ralls 49-21. Hamlin and Ralls claimed the other two berths. Hamlin was a 67-26 winner over Roby in its season finale.
There is always excite-ment and hope that good things will happen when the high school football season rolls around in August, and in that sense, at least, 2012 has been like any other year. This time around, there was hope that Nolan Countyâ€™s four teams would all exceed the expectations â€” in this case, the lack of expecta-tions â€” of the so-called ex-perts. However, it hasnâ€™t happened. In fact, victories have been hard to come all year while the losses have piled up. Only Sweetwater (4-6) has won more than twice.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3
Sweetwater JV White and Red have open dates (seasons completed).
Roscoe junior high hosts Rotan 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Rotan JV, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Highland JV has an open date.
Blackwell junior high at Panther Creek, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
Sweetwater varsity has open date (season is completed).
Roscoe varsity at Rotan, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Panther Creek, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
Luis Gaxiola has been named as the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gaxiola, a 6-0, 170-pound junior defensive end, had nine solo tackles, including one for a loss, plus one sack and one quarterback pressure, and also assisted on five tackles in Sweetwaterâ€™s 27-14 loss to Brownwood.
First Downs â€” 169; Rushes-yards â€” 406-1709; Passing yards â€” 1115; Total yards â€” 2824 (282.4 avg.); Passing â€” 89-165-11; Fumbles-Lost â€” 25-11; Penalties-Yards â€” 70-549; Points scored â€” 187 (18.7 avg.).
First Downs â€” 136; Rushes-yards â€” 315-1535; Passing yards â€” 1194; Total yards â€” 2729 (272.9 avg.); Passing â€” 99-191-7; Fumbles-Lost 15-3; Penalties-Yards â€” 71-597; Points allowed â€” 203 (20.3 avg.).