SW fights growing pains in its opening scrimmage

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Growing pains are what every young football team has to go through in order to get better.
The preseason scrimmages in mid-August allow the coaches to measure progress and find ways to come up with solutions and fix problems by the time the real games begin.
And even the non-district contests are just a warmup for what really matters: the district games that will determine which teams go to the playoffs and which ones stay home in November and December.
Playing tough competition, as Sweetwater did on Friday in its first scrimmage vs. Midland Christian at Mustang Bowl, is the best way to find out where the problems are.
But sometimes it isn’t very pretty to watch, though the Mustangs did score often. However, it was Midland Christian’s Mustangs who did all that scoring, not Sweetwater’s.
The lone score for Sweetwater came on a 12-yard run from Aaron Aguilar during the controlled portion of the scrimmage. The touchdown was set up by a 58-yard Leo Holsey pass to Jordan Sims.
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