Mustangs seek further improvement vs. L-View

August 19, 2011

Lubbock Cooper’s quarterback is chased by Sweetwater’s Shea Burnett in last week’s scrimmage. The Mustangs play their final scrimmage today when they host San Angelo Lake View before starting the regular season next week. (Photo by Ron Howell)

Sweetwater showed noticeable improvement in last week’s opening scrimmage at Lubbock Cooper when compared to the previous year’s result, battling the Pirates to a 1-1 standoff, but the team’s No. 1 offense was unable to score points.
Coach Craig Slaughter is hoping for a breakthrough in that area when the Mus-tangs host San Angelo Lake View tonight in their final scrimmage. The JV White and Red squads both scrimmage at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Slaughter is also hoping to eliminate “silly mistakes” — penalties and turnovers — which helped keep the Mustangs from getting into the end zone last week except for a 70-yard touchdown burst by sophomore Marquees Jenkins. He still gave the offense a B-minus while awarding the defense a B-plus or A-minus after allowing just one Lubbock Cooper touchdown.
Tonight’s format will have the No. 1 units running 15 plays and the No. 2’s 12, followed by a “live half” with two 12-minute quarters that will be played under game-type conditions except for punting and kickoffs. Fans will be asked to contribute a $1 donation as part of “Our Day To Shine.”

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