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Sweetwater and Snyder are renewing their athletic rivalry at two venues today as the volleyball and foot-ball teams will be involved in district competition today at the Sweetwater High School gyms and Mustang Bowl, respectively.
Volleyball action begins at 5 p.m., when the varsity and freshman teams play their District 4-3A matches at separate gyms followed by the junior varsity teamsâ€™ match at 6:30. The varsity and JV teams will play at the new gym, according to Sweetwater head volleyball coach Liz Miller. But the traffic between Crane and Ragland streets wonâ€™t be confined to the two gyms.
The District 4-3A football opener between Snyder and Sweetwater begins at 7:30 p.m., and this yearâ€™s matchup could be a real shootout.
Both teams will be trying to get district play started off on the right foot after going 2-3 in non-district action. Sweetwater has a 36-25-1 lead in the all-time series, but Snyder has won the last three games by lopsided margins.
Both teams have talented quarterbacks. Sweetwaterâ€™s Kaegan Jeffrey has comple-ted 54 of 101 passes for a total of 712 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Snyder quarterback Brandon Davis is 43-of-83 passing for 534 yards and six TDs and also has 728 yards rushing.
This is the first of two volleyball-football doubleheaders in 2012, as Sweetwater and Midland Greenwood will do the same thing here Oct. 19. Sweetwater brings a 2-4 record into todayâ€™s vol-leyball match while Snyder is still winless at 0-6, and the Lady Mustangs need a win to keep their fading playoff hopes alive.