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August 15th, 2014
After nearly two weeks of hitting each other in prac-tices, the four area high school football teams finally get a taste of outside competition starting today.
In 11-man ball, Sweet-water goes to San Angeloâs Bobcat Stadium this evening for its opening scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View, while Roscoe is at home to take on Haskell. Sweetwaterâs scrimmage is set to begin with the JV and freshman teams at 5 p.m., with the varsity taking the field at approximately 6:15, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley, while Roscoe will begin its skir-mish at 6 p.m.
This yearâs Roscoe Plowboys football team was introduced during the schoolâs âPlowboy Previewâ that was held Thursday night at Plowboy Field.
School cheerleaders and the Roscoe band also performed for the public. Roscoe hosts Haskell in its opening scrimmage today starting at 6 p.m.
After a few lean years, the Blackwell football program has produced back-to-back playoff appearances and in 2013, the Hornets got their first postseason win since 1996 before falling to the eventual state champions â Grandfalls-Royalty â in the second round.
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Itâs been five years since Highland played for a Six-Man (now Class 1A) state championship. But it probably feels like an eternity to Hornet fans because Highland hasnât been back to the playoffs since.
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After bottoming out with an 0-10 record in 2011, Roscoeâs proud football program is once again headed in the right direction.
The Plowboys, who prior to that winless season had gone to the playoffs for 13 consecutive years, could be primed for a breakthrough in 2014 after narrowly missing the postseason in head coach Jake Freemanâs inaugural campaign.
Roscoe went 4-6 in 2013, and was in contention for a berth until the team lost to Roby in its season finale.
Maddie Berry spikes it over the net while Abby Garcia (4) and Mikeilah Foust get ready to help out in the Sweetwater volleyball teamâs season-opening match Mon-day at Mustang Gym.
Sweetwater swept Grape Creek in three games by scores of 25-19, 25-19, 25-13.
An extremely inexper-ienced Sweetwater High School volleyball team sur-prised a lot of folks last year when the Lady Mustangs advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Sweetwater football players and coaches spent their offseason trying to prepare themselves for a brand-new Class 4A district and a lot more travel this year.
But the Mustangs hope that the biggest change will come in early November when, instead of turning in equpment, theyâre looking ahead to the postseason.