Sweetwater offense looks sharp before weather hits

August 20, 2012

Sweetwater got its first taste of outside competition when the Mustangs played their opening scrimmage against Wichita Falls Hirschi here Saturday. Shown, a Sweetwater tackler brings down a ball carrier. The Mustangs go to San Angelo Lake View for their final scrimmage this Friday. (Photo by Ron Howell)

Shane Mobley didn’t get to see as much of his team as he had hoped due to lightning and rain that halted Sweetwater’s season-opening scrimmage against Wichita Falls Hirschi after 55 minutes here Saturday.
But the new Sweetwater head football coach still saw some encouraging signs when the Mustangs were on the field, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
Sweetwater’s No. 1 unit scored a touchdown and racked up 143 yards on its 15-play series. Ninety-five of the yards came through the air as quarterbacks Kaegan Jeffrey and Sean Morrow combined to hit 7 of 9 pass attempts, but Morrow got the score on an 11-yard keeper following his 35-yard pass completion to Nick Nemir and a personal foul penalty on Hirschi.
Prior to the touchdown, Jeffrey guided the Mustangs on an eight-play drive that gained 61 yards, 43 coming on 4-of-5 passing to three different receivers, only to end with a fumble at Hir-schi’s 9.
Willie Norman (three catches), Kaleb Hoover, Nemir and Colton Belew all had pass receptions. Sweetwater’s running game was somewhat limited, but Jeffrey gained 24 yards on 24 scrambles and Morrow ran twice for 21 yards. The No. 1 defense, meanwhile, held Hirschi scoreless on its 15-play series and recovered a fumble, though the Huskies did score on Sweetwater’s No. 2 defense during their 15-play series. The No. 2 offense got in six plays before Mother Nature ended the scrimmage.

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