Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
07
Dec

Cameron to remain in Class 3A for coming years

On Wednesday morning, the UIL announced the long-awaited cutoff numbers that places schools in classifications for the 2018-2019 school years.  

Cameron will be staying put in class 3A. 

The new 6A conference will be for schools at 2190 students and above. Class 5A Division 1 will include 1840 to 2189, while Division 2 will comprise 1150 to 1830. Class 4A Division 1 will be 790 to 1149, with Division 2 from 505 to 789. Class 3A Division 1 will include 335 to 504, with Division 2 to run from 225 to 334. Class 2A Division 1 will be 161.5 to 224, with Division 2 from 105 to 161.4. Class 1A Division 1 will be 55.5 to 104.9, with Division 2 to encompass all schools less than 55 students. 

Cameron turned in a number of 488 back in October for the snapshot day.  Districts will be released at the beginning of February.  

We will have more details about where the Yoemen could potentially land in next week’s edition of sports.  

 

Wed
06
Dec

State Quarterfinal Playoff Outlooks

 

Teague (11-2) Vs. Rockdale (10-3) - Friday - 7:30 - Waco ISD Stadium

Wed
06
Dec

Bad 3rd quarter costs Yoe in loss to Giddings

 

For a majority of Tuesday’s home game with Giddings, Cameron was right in the thick of things. In the first, second and fourth quarters, the Yoemen played an even game with the Buffaloes, but it was the third that proved to be the big difference in this one as Giddings had a 24-9 scoring advantage, and that was essentially the difference in a 71-58 loss.

 

“They came out to start the half on an 11-0 run and we ended up losing by 13,” said Yoe coach Nick Burns. “It was that 3 minutes into the third quarter that we could not recover from. You take that way, we play them even the rest of the game. We just came out to such a sloppy start that second half. They didn’t change anything. We just turned the ball over and tried to press things too much.”

 

The size advantage favored the Buffaloes down low, and it showed with a 22-6 advantage in offensive rebounds and a 65-45 shot advantage.

 

Wed
06
Dec

Lady Yoe offense quiet in loss to Snook

On Tuesday from Yoe Gym, Cameron played Snook for the second time this season. Their first matchup was just a few days ago in the Salado tournament. In that game, Cameron simply could not get anything going on the offensive end in a 36-17 loss. Cameron nearly doubled their point total the second go-around, but Snook also had an improved shooting night in a 47-32 win over the Lady Yoe.

 

Cameron shot just 7-29 from the field on the night, and only mustered one bucket in the second and third quarters.

 

“We kept trying to do a few different things offensively to try to find our shot,” said Lady Yoe coach Corey Cunningham on offensive adjustments. ‘When we played Snook on Friday, it was the same thing. We had 17 points that game, so we are just trying to find our shot and experiment with that for district.”

 

Wed
06
Dec

Sports Shorts - 12/5

Sicory Smith caps off successful freshman season at Blinn

Former Yoe star receiver Sicory Smith made headlines this past week with his performance in Blinn’s bowl game Smith caught 7 passes for 147 yards in the Buccaneers’ 43-41 loss to #6 Snow in the El Toro Bowl. That performance earned the freshman offensive MVP honors for the game. Smith hauled in 23 passes for 536 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2017. The 7 scores were tied for first on the team with sophomore Dandre Reed.

 

Thorndale boys basketball tournament

Thu
30
Nov

Yoe defense smothers Holland in home win

Defense wins championships. It’s a phrase you hear a lot on the gridiron, but the same principles are being applied by first year Yoe basketball coach Nick Burns on the hardcourt. On Tuesday, Cameron proved that they were capable of playing high quality defense in a 55-30 win over the Holland Hornets.

 

The Yoemen, which improved to 2-0 on the season with the victory, allowed only 9 first half points and managed to turn over Holland 29 times throughout the game.

 

“Defense is Coach Burns’ bread and butter,” said returning post La’Rondre Booze, which had 13 points on the night. “He wants us to run up and down the court. All we do in practice is run so we can have better defense in games. He likes a fast paced game and playing defense.”

 

Thu
30
Nov

Regional Semifinal Football Outlooks

Falls City (10-2) Vs. Milano (11-1) - Friday - Buda’s Shelton Stadium - 7:00

Both of these teams have had little to no problems with their two first round opponents. Falls City has cruised by Agua Dulce (65-14) and Rocksprings (44-16) while Milano had no problems with the likes of D’Hanis (41-0) and Woodsboro (56-20). The Beavers are a program that’s had plenty of success in the playoffs, with a state finalist appearance in 2013 and a state championship victory in 2010 over Windthorst (32-7). This season, Falls City has thrown for over 2,250 yards and have run for nearly 3,000, so this team is diverse and can beat you in a variety of ways. The winner of this game will probably be looking at Burton next week in the state quarterfinals. Burton beat Milano in district earlier this season, 36-31.

Josh’s Pick: Milano by 3.

 

Rockdale (9-3) Vs. West (10-2) - Friday - Belton’s Tiger Field - 7:30

Thu
30
Nov

Realignment presents a number of options for Cameron

It’s no secret that Cameron is going to be on the bubble when the UIL announces the conference cutoff numbers for the bi-annual realignment sometime in December. Cameron turned in an enrollment number of 488 back in October. The cutoff number two years ago from 3A DI to 4A DII was 479, so if that number were to remain the same, Cameron would be moving back up a classification. Cameron moved down to 2A (now 3A) in 2010 and has been there ever since. At one point Cameron sat in the mid 350s, but growth has made that number steadily rise the past few years. At this point, I want to explore the different likely outcomes if Cameron stays put or moves up.

 

Staying in 3A - Football

Thu
30
Nov

Sports Shorts - 11/30

Local high school regional semifinal pairings

 

6A

Coppell (11-1) vs. Round Rock Cedar Ridge (11-1) Saturday 7:00pm at Waco’s McLane Stadium
Sachse (12-0) vs. Pflugerville Hendrickson (9-3) Saturday 2pm at Waco ISD Stadium

Lake Travis (10-2) vs. Los Fresnos (9-3) Saturday 1:00pm at Los Fresnos’ Aguilar Stadium
Mansfield (11-1) vs. Waco Midway (12-0) Friday 7:00pm at Waco’s McLane Stadium
Austin Westlake (12-0) vs. Edinburg Vela (12-0) Friday 7:30pm at Portland’s Akins Wildcat Stadium

 

5A

Cedar Park (11-1) vs. Manvel (11-0) Friday 7:30pm at Waller’s Waller ISD Stadium

Temple (9-3) vs. Port Arthur Memorial (9-1) Friday 7:00pm at Prairie View’s Panther Stadium

Hutto (11-1) vs. Fort Bend Marshall (9-2) Friday 7:30pm at Cypress’ Cy-Fair FCU Stadium
College Station (10-2) vs. Port Neches-Groves (10-1) Saturday 1:00pm at Humble’s Turner Stadium

 

4A

Wed
22
Nov

From preseason number one to one and done; Teague crushes Yoe in bi-district, 40-14

In August, Cameron fans were thrilled to see their Yoemen rated as the preseason number one team in class 3A. The expectations were for this football team to not only compete for a district championship but yet another state title. After last Thursday night, reality set in as neither of those two goals were going to be accomplished. In their fourth try, the Teague Lions took control early and dominated the rest of the way through in a 40-14 win to end Cameron’s frustrating 4-7 season in the bi-district round of the class 3A playoffs.

 

“We knew coming in that they were a tough team,” said Yoe coach Tommy Brashear following the loss. “We played several of those guys since they were freshmen. We knew coming in that they were going to try and run the ball at us and we had a hard time stopping the run tonight.”

 

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