Yoemen Sports Network

Fri
02
Nov

Sports Shorts - 11/1

3A Region III Playoff Projections

With just two weeks remaining on the regular season football schedule, the playoff picture is starting to become clear for three out of the four districts in the region. 10-3A (Cameron’s district), 11-3A and 12-3A are becoming more predictable while 9-3A could still play out in a variety of different ways.

 

9-3A projected finish: 1. West, 2. Grandview, 3. Teague, 4. Whitney

Wed
24
Oct

Yoe seniors look to right the ship in Rockdale series

Cameron has a rich tradition in football. Part of that tradition has been to dominate the Rockdale Tigers. The last two years, when have seen a shift in momentum as the Tigers have had their way in those games. That has not sit well with anyone, in particular the senior class of 2019. One positive for this crop of 20 seniors is that they have one more chance to take down Rockdale and get a new paint job on the bell. The Cameron Herald had the opportunity to sit down with five of those seniors this week to discuss this game, what is going right this season and what can be accomplished the remainder of the year.

 

Anthony Layne is a senior that has played defensive back, quarterback and receiver for this year’s team. He has been injured the last few games, but is expected to return to the lineup this Friday night.

 

Wed
24
Oct

Yoemen looks to turn the tables with Rockdale

On Friday, the defending state champion Rockdale Tigers will be traveling to Cameron for the 64th edition of the Battle of the Bell.

 

Rockdale (5-2/2-1) still remains in the top 10 of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football poll at number seven while Cameron (6-1/3-0) is just one spot behind at number eight. Regardless, this game always has a different feel to it.

 

“It’s Rockdale and it’s always different,” said Yoe coach Tommy Brashear, who is looking for his first win versus the Tigers as a head coach. “They are all important but this one just has that more important feel to it. This place will be packed and I imagine it will be standing room only, especially when both schools are doing good. Both are two good football teams and both have state championships in recent history. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

 

Wed
24
Oct

Week 9 Football Outlooks

Rockdale (5-2/2-1) Vs. Cameron Yoe (6-1/3-0)

Thankfully Cameron has implemented their run-heavy “Bubba” package this season as it was needed in last week’s win over Academy. The conditions on the field were about as bad as you could have expected and operating out of the spread was not going to work on this night. I can see why Academy wanted to play in the mud, as it neutralized Cameron’s speed and agility, which is something that Academy is still lacking.

 

Rockdale is coming off of a surprising 21-17 loss to Troy at home last week. Rockdale did have their opportunities to win that game, but not finishing off drives and making a mistake here or there proved to be costly.

 

Wed
24
Oct

Sports Shorts - 10/23

Lady Yoe Volleyball drops two to end 2018

The season came to and end for the Lady Yoe on Tuesday as they fell to Lexington at home in three sets, 25-21, 29-27, 25-11. Cameron had been in the playoff pictures until a three set loss to Academy (25-11, 25-13, 25-18) on Friday. The ladies would have had a chance to still get into the postseason with a Rogers loss, but the Lady Eagles had other plans, sweeping Lexington to end any playoff hopes.

 

Cameron finished the 2018 season with a 18-21 record and 5-9 mark in 19-3A, good enough for sixth in the district.

 

Final 20-3A Standings: 1. Academy (13-1), 2. Troy (11-3), 3. Lexington (10-4), 4. Rogers (7-7) 4. Rockdale (7-7), 6. Cameron Yoe (5-9), 7. Franklin (2-12), 8. McGregor (1-13).

 

Rockdale defeated Rogers on Tuesday to force what will be a play-in match for the fourth and final seed. The two teams split the regular season series.

 

Wed
24
Oct

Hey, Bubba: Yoe power rushing attack trumps Academy

It was not all that long ago that Cameron based out of one offensive formation - the spread. The Yoemen still use the spread as their main offensive set, but field conditions on Friday night from John Glover’s Stadium in Academy were less than ideal for that type of game plan.

 

This season, Cameron has implemented a “Bubba” package, which brings more bodies tight and relies on a more physical running attack. It proved to be the difference, as the Yoemen scored all of their touchdowns out of the bruising set on this night in a 35-16 win over the Bees.

 

Nico Vargas (15 rushes, 65 yards) and Anthony Steamer (18 rushes, 159 rushes) accounted for over 80 percent percent of Cameron’s total yards and all five touchdowns in the win.

 

Thu
18
Oct

Week 8 Football Outlooks

 

Cameron Yoe (5-1/2-0) Vs. Little River Academy (3-4/2-1)

The biggest concern for Cameron last week versus Jarrell was simply to show up and play the caliber of football they knew they could play.  It was evident pretty early that was not going to be a problem as the Yoemen racked up 40 first-half points and ended up steamrolling the Cougars for the homecoming win.  Jarrell did have a few key players out, but so did the Yoemen. Nico Vargas continues to impress at running-back and it was a pleasing sign to see Davion Bynaum and his speed return for some carries as well.  Additionally, the Yoe passing game was on point and the Brashear to Hammond connection will be difficult to stop. The defense was once again lights out.

 

Thu
18
Oct

Yoe looks to stay hot in Academy

It’s going to be a tad bit colder and rain is in the forecast, but football is going to be played this Friday as Cameron travels over to Academy to take on the Bees in 10-3A action. Cameron comes into the contest at 2-0 in district play while the Bees are at 2-1.  

 

“I feel like Academy is going to be more of a challenge for us,” said Brashear on this week’s matchup.  “I think they are a little better on the offensive and defensive line (compared to Jarrell) when I look at film.   A lot of those guys are back from last year and they were pretty good on the defensive line.”

 

Academy is back in the playoff hunt this season and are also led by a new head coach in Paul Williams.  Williams was previously the defensive coordinator at Academy before taking over for Mike Nichols, which is now an assistant principal and athletic director at the school.  

 

Thu
18
Oct

Sports Shorts - 10/18

Lady Yoe win two to stay in playoff hunt

After falling to Rockdale last Tuesday on the road, it was due or die time for the Lady Yoe as they knew they would probably have to win out to have a chance at getting into the postseason.  So far so good, as Cameron managed to sweep Rogers (25-21, 25-21, 25-22) on Friday at home while taking down Franklin (25-16, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22) in the big Dig Pink game on Tuesday from Yoe Gym.  

 

Darci Denio, which is a senior on this year’s team, said that their goal of making the playoffs is not changing despite needing to make up ground the last few matches of the season.  

 

“The focus is to win out,” said Denio.  “The goal is to make the playoffs and we know we are capable of it.  It’s just we need the consistency and we have been working on that in practice.  I think it will carry on in other games.”

 

Thu
18
Oct

Homecoming Win: Yoe thrashes Jarrell, 54-7.  

Heading into Friday's game, the main concern for the Yoemen was making sure they would show up to play a Jarrell team they had previously dominated the past two seasons.  By the time the game had reached halftime, all of those concerns had been put to bed, as the Yoemen had a commanding 40-0 lead which eventually led to a 54-7 final. 

 

The Yoemen (5-1/2-0) did just about everything right on this night, scoring at will on the Jarrell (3-4/1-2) with 481 yards of total offense while the defense had a shutout going until the final moments.  

 

"I told the kids at the end that I felt like we played a really good, four-quarter game tonight," said Yoe coach Tommy Brashear.  "I thought we had great effort and played hard.  There were a couple of big plays given up on defense, but I did feel they played really well tonight.  We still missed a few tackles, but we are tackling better overall."

 

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