Sports Shorts - 7/5

State 7-on-7 Round-Up

Over the weekend, thousands traveled to College Station for the annual state 7-on-7 tournament, and three teams left as champions.


In division II, it was a first-time winner as Midlothian Heritage cruised through the tournament with a perfect 7-0 record. Heritage, which beat Cameron in the Burnet SQT earlier this year, 40-26, won their pool over the likes of Silsbee (19-7), Brownwood (49-24) and Fairfield (41-28), before picking up wins over Hitchcock (41-34), Gatesville (39-21), Jim Ned (48-6), Mexia (40-13) and Pleasant Grove (39-20) in the championship match.


Mexia was in the semifinals before falling to Heritage, and Gatesville, which was in the second around, advanced further than any other Central Texas team.


Brock and Goliad, which are preseason number one and two teams in the state, advanced to the quarterfinals. That was as far as any 3A DI team advanced.


In the consolation bracket, Houston Worthing topped Brownwood, 25-19.


In the first year for division III, football power Gunter managed to collect another title with a 34-27 win over Palmer. Hearne, which is ranked inside the top 10 of 2A, was in the quarterfinals.


In division one, it was two locals that met up in the championship, as College Station knocked off A&M Consolidated, 20-19. Belton made the championship bracket, but fell to Friendswood in the opening round, 34-28.


Yoe football itinerary released

Kickoff for the 2018 season is quickly approaching, and the summer schedule for the program has been released.


From July 26-28, senior led workouts will be held from Yoe Field from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Following that will be the Yoe Football Camp, to be held from July 30 to August 2. Meet the coaches is also scheduled for August 2, from 6:30 until 9:00. All parents and football players are required to attend.


Equipment handouts are set for August 3 with-a-day workouts to begin Monday, August 6.


The intrasquad scrimmage will be Saturday, August 11 from 8:00 am until 11:00 am.


Meet the Yoemen is scheduled for August 16 from the PAC. This is a time to meet this year’s Yoemen while also have your chance to buy the new apparel for the upcoming season from the Yoe athletic boosters.


The first scrimmage of the year will take place on Friday, August 17 when Lorena comes to town. Freshmen and JV are set for 5:00, with the varsity to follow at 7:00.


The second scrimmage will be Thursday, August 23 in Madisonville. The freshmen and JV will go at 5:00 with the varsity to follow at 7:00.


The 2018 season will officially kick off on August 30, when the sub-varsity hosts Mexia, and August 31, when the Yoemen travel to Mexia for a 7:30 start.


More camps coming up in July

Six camps have come and gone, but there are three more on the slate coming up in July. The second Lady Yoe volleyball camp is slated for July 24-25, with 9th-12th graders going from 8:30 am until 11:30 am, while 7th-8th graders will go at it from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.


The mini cheer camp is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and will be for children age four to fifth grade. The cost is $30 and campers must register by June 28 to receive a t-shirt. A performance will be held at 4:30 pm.


The Yoe football camp is set for July 30 through August 2 from Yoe Field. Incoming third through sixth graders will get instruction from 8:00 am until 10:00 am while the seventh through ninth graders will get their time in from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. Cost is $45 dollars per camper and registration must be completed by July 20.