Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity high school football teams lost to Monahans squads here on Thursday.
It wa the last home game for both teams, who will be traveling to Wylie this week to end their seasons.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV (6-3, 2-2 district) was on the wrong end of a high-scoring 65-34 contest.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s two sub-varsity volleyball teams finished up successful campaigns on a high note this past Tuesday by beating Snyder in season-ending matches.
The JV girls (22-11 season, 5-5 in district) won their match over Snyder by scores of 25-14, 25-19.
BLACKWELL â€” District rivals Blackwell and Robert Lee began district play against each other here on Friday â€” then ended it just a couple of hours after their District 8, Division II Six-Man opener.
In between, Coach Clint Lowryâ€™s Hornets beat the Steers 84-56 to claim the district championship and the No. 1 seed for the playoffs that start in two weeks.
ROSCOE â€” The Hamlin Pied Pipers proved to be a major roadblock to the Roscoe Plowboysâ€™ playoff hopes here Friday as they dominated the scoreboard and came away with a 34-0 victory.
Hamlin, the district co-leader with Albany at 6-0, limited Roscoe to just 205 total yards as the Plowboysâ€™ district record fell to 3-3.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Hamlin, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Robert Lee, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls vs. Big Spring (scrimmage), 10 a.m., Big Spring.
Roscoeâ€™s Lyndi Wilkinson, Karina Cisneros, Alejandra Solis, Braiden Moore, Whitney Williams, Alyssa Chavez, Samantha Ortega and Olivia Saddler and Highlandâ€™s Eli Shelton will compete at Region II-1A meet in Grand Prairie.
The three Nolan County high school football teams who are in action today all face tall assignments as they fight for a playoff berth.
Sweetwater (1-2), which is currently tied for fourth place in District 4-3A, goes to Monahans (3-0), which is the districtâ€™s only remaining undefeated team.
Sweetwaterâ€™s only win was at Greenwood (0-3), where the Mustangs won 54-29 before losing to Big Spring 65-42 last Friday.
Sweetwater and Fabens will meet in a Class 3A bi-district volleyball playoff at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Crane High School, according to Sweetwater head volleyball coach Liz Miller.
Sweetwater qualified for the playoffs as the fourth-place team in District 4-3A after Wednesdayâ€™s season-ending four-game win over Snyder at Mustang Gym.
HIGHLAND â€” Highland trailed No. 1-ranked Ira by just eight, 16-8, in the final minute of the first quarter when Michael Hyde scored on a 10-yard run and Jacob Richburg added the PAT on Thursday. But that proved to be all the scoring the Hornets could produce as they lost 54-8 to Ira.
Highland (1-1) will make the playoffs by beating Hermleigh next week. The Cardinals (0-1) will be playing today against Rotan, which is also 0-1. Highland (5-3) saw a five-game winning streak halted while Ira improved to 9-0, 2-0.
Here are Highland JV and junior high results from the recent district cross country meet held in Eula. The varsity results ran earlier:
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS
Reann Robinson 43rd (17:18); Brooklyn Petty 47th (17:33); Brook Nervig 48th (17:35).
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Team placed third
Kamren Shelton 5th (12:27); Cade Garrett 11th (13:02); Gage Braden 19th (13:54); Jordan Johns 22nd (14:23); Kanyon Carper 37th (18:03); Tucker Harris 39th (18:21).
Madison Braden 4th (16:04); Schyler Kimbrell 7th (16:54); Kaylee Martin 8th (16:57).
Sweetwater will make the three-hour trip to Monahans on Friday seeking a win â€” a win that would not only greatly improve its chances of making the postseason, but also be a huge boost to the football program.
The Mustangs (1-2 district, 3-5) will face a Loboes team that sits atop the 4-3A race with a perfect 3-o mark â€” but needed a big fourth-quarter rally to win 35-34 over Snyder last week.
Snyder, which fell to 1-2 in district, held a 34-21 lead with 7:41 to play after a 100-yard interception return.