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Middle school grid teams win, tie vs. Big Spring

October 17, 2011

In middle school football action this past Tuesday, Sweetwater eighth grade teams got a win and a tie against Big Spring. How-ever, both seventh grade teams lost at Big Spring.
Both of the seventh grade teams host Snyder Tuesday while the two eighth grade squads are at Snyder.
At Sweetwater
8TH GRADE RED 23,
BIG SPRING 12
Adrian Vizzerra was great on both sides of the ball for Sweetwater Red, catching scoring passes of 15 and 20 yards from Max Gomez and also scoring on a 40-yard interception return.

S’water, Big Spring play DH today

October 14, 2011

Local sports fans will be treated to a double dose of Sweetwater vs. Big Spring today.
The schools’ 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 — also a District 5-3A contest — 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.

Local Sports Calendar

October 13, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Football
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.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
Football
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.
Volleyball

Mustangs face must-win vs. 0-7 Steers

October 13, 2011

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?

JV tennis players

October 13, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s fall JV tennis players are pictured here. On the top row standing from left are K’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.

Football player of the week

October 12, 2011

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 Mustangs’ top rusher with 87 yards on 25 carries against Wylie this past Friday in Sweetwater’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.

SHS tennis team brings home many medals at Andrews’ two-day fall tourney

October 12, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s varsity tennis team brought home a number of medals from Andrews’ 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.

Mustang stats (through 7 games)

October 12, 2011

TEAM OFFENSE
First Downs — 117; Rushes-yards — 272-1192; Passing yards — 831; Total yards — 2023 (289.0 avg.); Passing — 67-117-7; Fum-bles-Lost — 17-7; Penalties-Yards — 50-401; Points scored — 125 (17.9 avg.).
TEAM DEFENSE
First Downs — 86; Rushes-yards — 209-945; Passing yards — 779; Total yards — 1724 (246.3 avg.); Passing — 72-140-6; Fumbles-Lost 9-2; Penalties-Yards — 42-332; Points allowed — 121 (17.3 avg.).
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing

Wylie uses big plays to hold off SW

October 11, 2011

ABILENE — Sweetwater picked a good time — Fri-day’s District 5-3A opener at Wylie — to play its best game of the 2011 season.
Unfortunately, the Mus-tangs still weren’t too happy at the end. That’s because the Bulldogs were still able to pull out a 20-15 victory despite running 31 fewer plays than Sweetwater.
And that wasn’t the only statistic the Mustangs led in. Coach Craig Slaughter’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, Highland lose

October 11, 2011

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

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