Three local teams face tough challenges today

The three Nolan County high school football teams who are in action today all face tall assignments as they fight for a playoff berth.Sweetwater (1-2), which is currently tied for fourth place in District 4-3A, goes to Monahans (3-0), which is the district’s only remaining undefeated team.Sweetwater’s only win was at Greenwood (0-3), where the Mustangs won 54-29 before losing to Big Spring 65-42 last Friday.The Mustangs could be in a tie for second if they beat Monahans today while Big Spring (2-1) loses to Green-wood and Wylie (2-1) falls to Snyder (1-2), while a loss by either Wylie or Big Spring coupled with a Sweetwater win would put the Mus-tangs in third place.Roscoe (3-2) also hopes to keep its playoff hopes alive today. The 3-2 Plow-boys, tied with Cross Plains and Roby for third place, host Hamlin (5-0) today.The Pied Pipers are tied with state-ranked Albany for the District 7-1A lead.Blackwell (6-1) can win a district championship by beating Robert Lee today at Blackwell. They are the only teams playing after Lohn and Panther Creek decided to cancel their district schedules due to a lack of players, and this will be the only district game.Blackwell will be facing a Robert Lee team that is 4-3 overall and is the defending district champion. Today’s game will decide seeding, with the winner taking the No. 1 spot and the loser also going to the playoffs as the No. 2 district team.