Teams hit the field for opening practice Monday

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Football season is here as all four of Nolan County’s high school teams are set to begin preseason practice on Monday, where the ultimate goal for each one is advancing to the state playoffs in November and winning a state championship just before Christmas.
All of Sweetwater’s varsity players must be on the field Monday by 6:45 a.m. at Mustang Bowl, while the freshman players are set to begin practice at 9:45 a.m.
Head coach Ben McGehee expects over 100 players to be at practice. The Mustangs will have their first of two scrimmages Aug. 17 at Midland Christian and host Lubbock Coronado Aug. 24 in their final scrimmage.
The season will begin on Aug. 31 at Cisco, with the first home game scheduled Sept. 7 when Sweetwater hosts Big Spring.
Roscoe expects about 55 players to report for its first practices on Monday, said head coach Jake Freeman. After scrimmaging Ozona and Forsan, the Plowboys open Aug. 31 at Hawley and entertain Stamford Sept. 7 in their home opener.
Highland is expecting 27 players to report with workouts starting at 7:30 a.m. Blackwell expects about 20 players for its practices that start at 7 a.m. Highland and Blackwell will be non-district opponents this year.