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Sweetwater showed noticeable improvement in last weekâ€™s opening scrimmage at Lubbock Cooper when compared to the previous yearâ€™s result, battling the Pirates to a 1-1 standoff, but the teamâ€™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 â€śsilly mistakesâ€ť â€” penalties and turnovers â€” 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.
Tonightâ€™s format will have the No. 1 units running 15 plays and the No. 2â€™s 12, followed by a â€ślive halfâ€ť 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 â€śOur Day To Shine.â€ť