Roscoe, Highland try for first victories again today

Tonight begins the third weekend of the high school football season, and two of Nolan County’s four teams — Roscoe and Highland — are still searching for their first victory.Roscoe makes its first true home appearance tonight as the Plowboys will entertain Miles — which is also 0-2 — at 7:30 p.m. On paper, this could be a fairly even matchup since Miles, like Roscoe, has only scored a total of six points so far. Miles was defeated by Reagan County 21-0 in its opener, then lost this past week to Quanah 36-6.Roscoe, which was beaten by De Leon 38-6 at Sweetwater’s season-open-ing Sammy Baugh Classic, lost at Irion County 40-0 this past Friday.Matthew Davila, in his second start at quarterback, completed 15 of 29 passes for Roscoe for 99 yards, but the Plowboys couldn’t get on the scoreboard. Today’s game will be Roscoe’s last before starting district Sept. 28, when the Plowboys go to Baird. Roscoe is idle next week and the team, already dogged by injuries, will need the break to get some of its players healthier. The good news: five of the other seven teams in Roscoe’s district are also winless so far with Albany (2-0) and Baird (1-1) the lone exceptions.Highland has, like Ros-coe, struggled early by losing to Motley County 60-12 in its season opener at Jay-ton’s Gridiron Classic, then falling to Sterling City 50-0 this past week.Highland will travel to 0-2 Loraine today, so it may fare better. But Loraine lost only 44-43 to Fort Davis last week and has scored 89 points so far. After to-day, Highland has pre-dis-trict tune-ups at Sands, Trent, Lueders-Avoca and Blackwell plus an open date Oct. 19. Blackwell (1-1), af-ter losing to Jayton 56-30 last week, hopes to get back to its winning ways. The Hornets will make their first road trip to Brookesmith (1-1), which was defeated by Veribest 79-30 after beating Moran 61-28 in its opener.Before facing Highland, Blackwell will also take on Blanket, Trent and Moran.