District play starts tonight

The all-important district season finally starts tonight for Sweetwater and Roscoe, while Blackwell and High-land have two more weeks before playing their first of just three district contests.Sweetwater goes to Wylie for a District 5-3A matchup of teams with 3-3 records.Tonight’s contest will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Wylie.Sweetwater will be trying to break out of its two-game losing streak, while Wylie ended a two-game skid by beating Lubbock Estacado last week. Sweetwater is also seeking its first district win in nearly two years.Meanwhile, Roscoe (0-5) will be seeking its first win, period, after a brutal non-district schedule.The Plowboys will host Hamlin (1-4), the defending District 7-1A, Division II champion which has a four-game losing streak of its own, at 7:30 p.m.Roscoe was off last week. The Plowboys’ last game was a 55-6 loss to Munday. Roscoe’s five non-district foes are a combined 26-3 this season, and Hamlin will be the Plowboys’ first opponent with a losing mark.In fact, no team in District 7-1A, Div. II has a winning record. Crosbyton and Rotan have started out 2-3, while Hamlin, Ralls and Roby — which hosts Roscoe next week — are all just 1-4.Highland (2-4) will host Sterling City (4-2) at 7:30 p.m. today while Blackwell (0-6) is idle this week.Highland is coming off a close 62-56 loss to Gordon, which scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:37 left in the game. Sterling City will give the Hornets another stern test. The Eagles are ranked No. 4 in Six-Man, Div. II and have easily won their last two games against Robert Lee (62-16) and Lenorah Grady (79-34) after suffering back-to-back losses to Water Valley and Sands, who are top-10 teams in Six-Man, Division I. Sterling City also has a win this season over Garden City, the defending Division I champion.