Sweetwater High School fans who missed last weekâ€™s opening scrimmage will get a chance to meet the Mus-tangs today â€” and not just the ones who participate in a final preseason scrimmage vs. Clyde at the Bowl.
â€śMeet the Mustangsâ€ť will begin with the freshman and JV football teams skirmishing Clyde at 6 p.m.
After they play, the SHS band as well as the schoolâ€™s cross country, tennis and volleyball teams will be in-troduced at around 7 p.m.
The varsity scrimmage will begin around 7:30, and when it concludes at around 9 p.m., all football players will be introduced along with the cheerleaders and student athletic trainers.
SHS coach Shane Mobley said the varsity scrimmage will start with a 15-play series (offense and defense) by the No. 1 units, followed by the No. 2s running a 10-play series, and concluding with a â€śliveâ€ť 12-minute quarter that closely resem-bles what fans will see next week when the Mustangs kick off the 2014 season by hosting Lubbock High.
Mobley said among his priorities is that his players react properly to the various sets they will be facing tonight against Clydeâ€™s spread-based attack.
â€śI think that Clyde will show us some pass sets and then run the ball,â€ť he said. â€śWe have to watch the run game, and also recognize if itâ€™s a pass set and make the transition to a pass rush. We will see a lot more play action out of the run and the linebackers will have to recognize that.
â€śOffensively, we will face more of a 3-4 (defensive) setup and not the 3-3 stack. It will be a good look for us going into the first game with Lubbock High.â€ť
Sweetwater had six scores this past week at San Angelo Lake View, with three TDs from both units, while giv-ing up just three in all. QBs Kaegan Jeffrey and Max Gomez each threw for two TDs and totalled 370 yards passing, and six Mustangs scored â€” Bray Amos, Michael Lawrence, Hunter Mobley and Michael Green through the air and both Gomez and Jacoby Hunt on touchdown runs.
Tonight will also be â€śOur Day To Shine,â€ť a chance for fans at the scrimmage to make a donation that will be used for the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundationâ€™s Benevolence Fund to assist athletes and coaches with special needs and hardships.
Meanwhile, Friday will mark the final tuneups for the other Nolan County high school teams â€” Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland.
Blackwell will be hosting Aspermont and Paint Rock in a two-way scrimmage at 10 a.m.; Highland will be entertaining Jayton starting at 6 p.m.; and Roscoe will send its teams to Munday for a JV-varsity scrimmage that starts at 5 p.m.