Roscoe will end non-district play by hosting Munday this Friday, while Highland goes to Black-well for the annual Battle of the Hornets.
Roscoe (0-4) vs. Munday (3-1)
It’s been a tough year so far for the Plowboys, who have been outscored 199-28 in their first four games while using a host of players with little or no varsity experience.
Roscoe has also had to play an especially brutal non-district schedule as its four opponents so far have a combined record of 14-1.
But Munday (3-1) won’t exactly offer a breather. Since opening up with a 47-21 loss to Stamford, Munday has blown past its last three opponents — Olney, Jim Ned and Haskell — by a composite score of 144-34.
Roscoe will at least get to play at home — its game two weeks ago at Sweetwater doesn’t really count — for the first time in 2011 as the Plowboys celebrate homecoming.
Despite its youth, Ros-coe has had some success running the ball with Eduardo Gallegos, Eric Padilla, Chris Deleon, Dillon Freeman and Luke Rovig sharing most of the load. Freeman, the team’s quarterback, has thrown just eight passes. However, Gallegos and Padilla both have a 100-yard rushing game.
Highland (1-3) at Blackwell (0-4)
Both teams are strug-gling, but Highland has been more competitive. Under first-year coach Jeff Shelton, the Hornets have managed to score 124 points — a 31-point average — despite having just three seniors on the team’s roster.
Meanwhile, Blackwell — which has no seniors has lost by the mercy rule in three of its four games and has managed to score just 54 points while surrending 242. Highland has been defeated only once by the 45-point rule, 84-34 to Fort Davis this past week. The Hornets got their first victory for Shelton in a 70-52 win over Novice after losses to Bryson and Loraine.
Blackwell will have the homefield advantage, and coach Nathan Hayes’ Hornets — who lost at Robert Lee 54-8 last week — play four of their last six games at home.
Against Fort Davis, Highland got two touchdown runs by Tyler Falcon and three TDs from quarterback Ron Covington, two on passes to Steven Tester. Meanwhile, Black-well’s Jayden Jones threw a TD pass to Mark Monroe against Robert Lee.