Yoemen Sports Network

Wed
21
Jun

Yoe football ranked #1 by football magazine

Every year, fans of the gridiron patiently wait for the day that the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine is released. The highly coveted high school publication contains articles, district projections and team information, but most of the anticipation is built up for the preseason rankings - the first official poll released every year.

 

For fans of the Yoemen, being ranked was not in question. It’s where the four-time state champions were going to be placed. The news broke Monday evening that the folks at DCTF expect the Yoemen to add more gold to the trophy case this December with the preseason number one honor in 3A division one.

 

Dave Campbell’s Full Top 20:

Wed
21
Jun

Ranking the 2017 Yoemen football schedule

This week, I’m going to look ahead to the Yoemen’s 2017 football schedule. As with every year, this schedule is going to provide many challenges along the way. First off, Cameron is going to be in one of, if not the toughest district in the state with 10-3A. The best way to prepare for a daunting district is to play quality opponents in your non-district schedule. The Yoemen will be challenged with four 4A programs - three of which who advanced to at least the area round of the playoffs last season.

 

10. Jarrell (1-9/0-6)

Wed
21
Jun

Yoe sweep league play on Monday

7-on-7 league play shifted over to Cameroon on Monday for the three round robin style games. The friendly confines of Yoe Field proved to be beneficial, as the Yoemen went a perfect 3-0 with wins over Temple (34-21), Copperas Cove (34-20) and Belton (21-14).

 

In week one of league play, Cameron went 1-2 with a win over Temple. Yoe head coach Tommy Brashear noted last week how his team seemed to improve as they day went on, and that seemed to carry over to week two.

 

“It was a very impressive showing,” said Brashear. “The difference from last week is that we came out ready to go. We came out firing on all cylinders from the get go. We got here and warmed up in time and that makes a huge difference. Nobody can get out there cold and get after it.”

 

Wed
21
Jun

Sports Shorts - 6/21

Yoe places second in lineman challenge

It’s the first year that Cameron has competed in lineman challenges, but the big boys up front are making headways. Just this past week, the Yoe lineman placed second in the Holland Corn Festival Lineman Challenge. A total of five teams (Cameron, Round Rock Cedar Ridge, Rogers, Holland, Salado) participated in the event. Cameron was second, just to Salado. Pictured are Javy Torres (Coach), Brodie Sexton, Dominic Lewis, Adrian Lewis, Chris Johnson, Quentin Ewing, Caleb Hubnik, and Christian Reyes.

 

Summer basketball state championship brackets

Wed
14
Jun

Ranking Cameron’s 2016 Opponents

This week, I want to take a look back at the 2016 schedule and give my personal rankings of the teams the Yoemen matched up against on gridiron. We all know that Cameron has a tradition of scheduling tough opponents. If you followed the Yoemen throughout the year, you know that did not change in 2016. Next week, we will preview all 10 teams on the schedule for 2017 and get a gauge on who could be a potential threat.

 

14-11. Jarrell (W 46-0), Academy (W 63-0), McGregor (W 44-20), Troy (W 56-2)

 

10. Gatesville (W 69-31)

This score was somewhat deceiving, as in the third the Hornets held a 31-27 lead. That was before Cameron exploded with 42 straight points, which included two Levi May interception returns for touchdowns in a span of less than a minute. The Hornets did not make the playoffs out of 13-4A DI, but had some competitive games along the way.

 

9. West (W 35-19)

Wed
14
Jun

Yoemen start slow, finish strong in 7 on 7 league play

The last time the Yoemen 7 on 7 team saw action on the field was when they qualified for the state tournament in Burnet on May 27. The over two week layoff appeared to have its impact in the early going of league action on Monday in Belton. However, Cameron managed to show improvement as the evening went on, capping the day off with a win over Temple to finish at 1-2 overall.

 

“We didn’t get to compete last week with Cove getting rained out,” said Yoe head football coach Tommy Brashear. “I was glad that we got to come out here and compete. I thought we started off kind slow and rusty. You could tell we had not played in two and a half weeks.”

 

The Yoemen lost the opener to Copperas Cove (30-23) and game two versus Belton (35-32) before bouncing back with a win over the Wildcats (25-20).

 

Wed
14
Jun

Yoe basketball qualifies for state summer basketball tourney

For the first time in program history, Yoe basketball will be playing in the summer state basketball championships in Grapevine. The Yoemen competed in the Salado state qualifying tournament on Saturday and finished with a perfect 3-0 mark to clinch their spot at state.

 

These basketball games are similar to 7 on 7 football, where you are required to qualify for state through tournaments that are spread across the state. Cameron defeated both Lampasas (63-61, OT) and San Saba (56-29) to win their pool, which automatically earned the bid for state. Cameron stayed to play the championship game as they defeated the Salado Eagles, 63-48.

 

For newly hired basketball coach Nicholas Burns, the experience that this young roster is gaining should prove to be invaluable.

 

Wed
14
Jun

Sports Shorts - 6/15

State Baseball Tournament

The final sporting event of the year took place last Wednesday through Saturday with the state baseball tournament. Locally, one Central Texas team captured a state championship as Abbott took down Fayetteville in the 1A state game on Saturday, 11-7. In the semifinal round, Abbott overwhelmed Gilmer Union Hill, 12-0. In 4A, Robinson fell just short of their first ever state baseball championship. The Rockets fell to now two-time defending state champion Abilene Wylie, 6-5. In 2A, Muenster defeated Big Sandy, 6-2. Thorndale had fallen to Big Sandy in the regional find round. 3A saw Central Heights run-rule the Wall Hawks, 10-0. The Yoemen defeated Central Heights in the 2011 state championship game. In 5A, Port Neches-Groves defeated Grapevine, 4-2, and in 6A Deer Park bested San Antonio Reagan, 7-2.

 

Cheer Camp

Thu
08
Jun

2017 3A Region III Football Outlook

If you’re like me, June and July are two of the hardest months to get through as a Yoe sports fan as there is just not a whole lot going on. However, we are now under two months away from the start of two-a-days, with scrimmages and the regular season not far behind that. This week I want to analyze what you should expect out of region III in 2017. The region should still be considered very dangerous, even though Malakoff suffered a shocking loss to Yoakum out of region IV this past season. Besides the Yoemen, here are some of the teams that I expect to see in the regional semifinals and state quarterfinals come December.

 

1. Teague (10-3/6-1; Regional Semifinalist)

# of seniors lost: 17 of 44

# of all-district players lost: 1 1st team offense; 2 2nd team offense; 4 1st team defense; 3 2nd team defense

# of all-district players returning: UTIL MVP; Offensive Lineman MVP; 3 1st team offense; 1 2nd team offense; 1 2nd team defense

 

Thu
08
Jun

Top 10 Sports moments of 2016-2017

A week ago, we took a look at how all the sports at Yoe High fared this past year. This week, I would like to take a step further and list my top 10 moments from the 2016-2017 sports season. This includes all sports from the fall, winter and spring sports seasons.

 

10. Osorio advances to regionals for Yoe Cross Country

Yoe head cross country coach Dale Keen has built a program that always expects to have a participant at the regional meet. As Keen note back in October, “I started coaching in 1982 and we never missed a regional”. Yoe senior Jose Osorio made sure that streak stood intact after 2016, finishing in fourth place individually at the 20-3A meet while advancing to regionals.

 

9. Yoe baseball goes undefeated in own tournament

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