Area teams hope to get first victory

Blackwell and Highland will have homefield advantage, while Roscoe is on the road as the three area teams try again for their first win of the 2011 football season.Sweetwater (1-1), meanwhile, hopes to get back in the win column at Levelland today after losing to Monahans at the Sammy Baugh Classic this past weekend.Roscoe (0-2) faces perhaps the toughest challenge as it plays a Stamford team that is off to a 2-0 start with dominating victories over Munday (47-21) and Anson (48-0). The Bulldogs are 14th in the latest Class 1A Associated Press poll. Roscoe and Stamford played in the same Class 1A district until the last UIL realignment in 2010.Highland (0-2) will be hosting Novice (0-1), which had last week’s game with Veribest cancelled after losing to Paint Creek 58-33 in its season opener. Highland is 31-point favorite, according to, and a win would give coach Jeff Shelton his first victory with the Hornets since taking over for Karry Owens this season.Blackwell, unlike Highland and Roscoe, won’t play until Saturday when the Hornets (0-2) take on Lueders-Avoca (0-2) in Blackwell’s homecoming. Lueders-Avoca is a six-point favorite, according to