Yoemen Sports Network

Wed
27
Sep

A new season begins at McGregor on Friday

The Cameron Yoemen look at the season in three different parts. The first part of that season - the pre-district schedule - is now over. The second part will begin this Friday night when the Yoemen travel over to McGregor for the 10-3A league opener.

 

Cameron finished non-district with a disappointing 1-3 record, but that is not changing any of the expectations for this year’s team.

 

“I know we are off to a 1-3 start and we do not accept losing as an option,” said Yoe head football coach Tommy Brashear. “We knew our pre-district was going to be tough. We obviously expected to win more games, but I feel like we have gotten better from playing tough competition and that should help us in the long run.”

 

McGregor finished their non-district with an even 2-2 mark. The Bulldogs have wins over Sunnyvale (15-7) and Marlin (23-17) while suffering defeats to Groesbeck (23-10) and Mart (43-22).

 

Wed
27
Sep

Region III wide open for the taking in 2017?

 

Three of the four districts that make up 3A DI region III will begin play this week. The lone other district - 12-3A - will begin the following week. In general, it has been somewhat of a struggle for some of what were expected to be the top teams within their respective districts. Are the preseason top dogs still the favorites? Will a sleeper come up to surprise someone? Those are questions that we will have answered over the next couple of months.

 

9-3A

This district does have three undefeated teams, but the one to focus on is Malakoff. The Tigers are off to yet another hot start with a 3-0 record. The only concern here is that Malakoff had a 137-40 scoring advantage in 2016, and that has fallen to 126-108 in these same games. I’m not sure this team is quite as talented as last season, but they will be a contender. The sub-varsity program went undefeated as a whole last year and has still yet to lose a game this season.

 

Sat
23
Sep

Yoe drops third straight in overtime loss to Bay City

Cameron did not have much to lose on Friday night three hours away from home at Bay City.  After 48 minutes of regulated play, the score between the Yoemen and Black Cats was deadlocked at 23.  Bay City had scored on their opening possession of overtime to go up by 7.  Cameron responded with a score of themselves to cut the deficit to one with the point after attempt upcoming.

 

After taking a timeout to discuss his options, Yoe head football coach Tommy Brashear decided to go for the two-point conversion and the win.  Things just did not go as the Yoemen would have liked as the pass fell incomplete in the right corner of the end zone to allow Bay City to escape homecoming with the dramatic 30-29 victory.

 

It was a tough one for the Yoemen (1-3) to lose, but the call in crunch time is one that Brashear does not regret.  

 

Wed
20
Sep

Week 4 Football Outlooks

Cameron Yoe (1-2) Vs. Bay City (2-0)

The big positive from week three is the fact that the Yoe defense managed to hold China Spring to just three touchdowns while being on the field more than you would have liked.  The Cougars did break off a few big plays, but for the most part Cameron did a solid job up front in the run game.  The Yoemen simply had too many miscues on offense to beat a quality team on the road.  I believe this may be the game where we start seeing the offense get into somewhat of a groove.  On a scale of 1 to 10, my concern level right now is a low 3.  Another struggle this week would be surprising.  Bay City is 2-0, but this should be a game Cameron wins, and wins somewhat comfortably.  

Josh’s Pick: Cameron Yoe by 21. 

 

Around Milam County

 

Buckholts (1-1) Vs. Bryan Allen Academy (2-1)

Wed
20
Sep

Yoe prepares for long road trip to Bay CIty

The Cameron Yoemen have played in a many of stadiums in their history.  On Friday night, the program will get to check another off the list when they make the 167 mile trip Black Cat Memorial Stadium - home of Bay City.  

 

The long road trip definitely has its challenges logistically, but could also prove to be beneficial in certain areas.  

 

“There are pros and cons to it,” said Yoe head coach Tommy Brashear.  “I think the pro is that you are getting your kids ready to travel like they may have to travel during the playoffs.  The past couple of years we have been fortunate and have not had to travel too far, but some years we have had to travel far.  I like that about it.  With that said, I will not be keeping them on schedule with such a long trip.  It wears on your kids and coaches.  It’s a long day and long hours and makes for a longer weekend when watching film on Saturday.”

 

Wed
20
Sep

Lady Yoe pick up first district win, fall to Jarrell

Sometimes winning a match can spark some confidence in a team.  After dropping their first two district matches of the year to Rogers and Franklin, the Lady Yoe were looking for a much-needed victory.  The third time was the charm as ladies picked up a comfortable win over Hearne on Friday afternoon from Yoe Gym, 25-21, 25-15, 25-18.  

 

Stat Leaders

Attacks: Kenzie Wimmer (31, 3K), Qua Workman (20, 7K), Gracen Dach (13, 2K), Darci Denio (12, 3K), Lauryn Leftwich (10, 5K), Alexis Vargas (9), Madison Brunson (7, 1K), Terryn Adams (6). 

Sets: Darci Denio (89a, 11 A), Alexis Vargas (6a, 1 A), Madison Burnson (5a, 1A), Lauryn Leftwich (2a, 1A)

Passes: Alexis Vargas (16), Kenzie Wimmer (15), Gracen Dach (9), Tiffany Bolivar (5), Madison Brunson (4), Qua Workman (4), Terry Adams (3)

Wed
20
Sep

Sports Shorts 

Sub-Varsity Football Report

The Yoe freshmen (24-6) and JV (35-8) both picked up dominant wins over China Spring to improve their season records to a perfect 3-0.  This week, the freshmen will travel over to Waco to take on the Cadets at 7:00 p.m.  The JV will travel to College Station’s middle school to take on the Cougar JV B team at 5:00 p.m.  

 

The junior high teams split action last week.  The 7th A (6-0) and 7th B (28-6) teams both picked up wins over China Spring, while the 8th A (30-0) and 8th B (30-8) both suffered losses.  

 

The Young Yoemen are now set to play their home opener on Thursday.  Groesbeck only has two teams compared to the Yoemen’s four.  The 7th B and 8th B will scrimmage each other starting at 4:30 p.m.  The 7th grade A game is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. with the 8th A to follow shortly thereafter.  

 

Routes to Bay City

Sat
16
Sep

Yoe's offensive woes continue in 21-14 loss to China Spring

It took nearly the whole half, but the Cameron Yoemen finally got on the board with 34 seconds remaining in the second quarter of Friday's road tilt at China Spring. That is when Yoe quarterback Zack Andress found Iverson Westbrook open for an 8-yard pass, knotting things up at 7. That score did not end up igniting much momentum, as the Yoemen did not gain another first down until towards the end of the third quarter and did not cross the goal line again until the final moments of a 21-14 loss.

 

"It was a defensive struggle,” said Yoe head football coach Tommy Brashear. “I think people expected a lot of points in this game. I was expecting more than 14 points on our side, but we did not execute offensively. The good thing about it is, the mistakes we are making are fixable. They are things we can correct and fix. We have to take some urgency to it to get it fixed”

 

Wed
13
Sep

Week 3 Football Outlooks

Cameron Yoe (1-1) Vs. China Spring (1-1)

Both of these teams suffered surprising losses in week two. Cameron just had one too many mistakes against a quality football team to pull out a win. China Spring only mustered up 14 points in a 17-14 loss to Huntsville. The Cougars totally dominated this Huntsville team a year ago. Is China Spring as good as they were last season? I don’t believe so. However, they are still a strong football team. This will be a winnable game for the Yoemen, but more than anything, you want to see a clean, well-executed performance this week. Cameron’s rushing attack has been impressive in the first few games. Having that big-strike passing game come along will only make the Yoemen that much harder to stop.

Josh’s Pick: Cameron Yoe by 3.

 

Around Milam County

 

McDade (1-0) Vs. Buckholts (0-1)

Wed
13
Sep

Yoemen, Cougars both looking to bounce back in week 3

Upsets happen every week in high school football. This past Friday, both the Cameron Yoemen and China Spring Cougars, both ranked highly within their respective divisions, were each upended by underdogs. The Yoemen lost a back-and-forth affair to Gatesville (31-26) while China Spring was upended at home by Huntsville (17-14).

 

Overall, China Spring sits at 1-1 on the season after taking down Lorena in their opener, 35-7. The score says it all in the loss to Huntsville as only two touchdowns were produced by Mark Bell’s squad. In 2016, China Spring had a 35-0 lead on Huntsville in the first half before coasting to the 55-8 final.

 

China Spring finished their 2016 campaign with a state semifinal loss to eventual 4A DI state champ Carthage, 26-20. A lot of that talent has now moved on.

 

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