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Week 9 Football Outlooks


Cameron Yoe (2-6/1-3) Vs. Academy (3-4/1-2)


The Blues: Rockdales explodes for 51 second half points to keep the bell

Tiger seniors celebrate after winning back-to-back bell games since the 1976-1977 seasons.



40 years.  Entering this week’s Battle of Bell contest, that was how long it had been since Rockdale had won back-to-back games in the series between the two rivals.  That streak came to a screeching halt on Friday night from Yoe Field as the Rockdale offense could not be stopped in the second half, reeling off 51 points en route to a 63-34 win.


In 1976, Ed Cauley’s Yoemen had played the eventual state champs to a very tight and respectable 14-6 final.  A quarterback on that 1976 team was Kerry Locklin.  His son, Torry, which is a senior at Rockdale this season after moving in from New Mexico, may have one-upped dad in this particular game.  Locklin carried the ball 27 times for 255 yards and accounted for three touchdowns.  


Most of that production came in the second half, which is when the Tigers started to settle down and start producing.  



Week 8 Football Outlooks

Rockdale (4-2/2-0) Vs. Cameron Yoe (2-5/1-2)


Yoe looks to start winning streak in Battle of the Bell

Sometimes a win can go a long way for a football team. For the Cameron Yoemen, the hope is that last week’s 55-0 win over Jarrell can ignite a new flame that continues to burn for several more weeks.


Yoe coach Tommy Brashear on last week’s win: “Winning the Jarrell game was fun for me personally to see them having fun. They had been kind of down with the losing streak and we needed this. We needed it more mentally than anything to regain our confidence and positive attitude.”


That losing streak is now over, and this Friday night the Yoemen will look to string together wins as Rockdale travels to Cameron for the 63rd edition of the Battle of the Bell.



Sports Shorts - 10/19

Volleyball drops pair to Jarrell and Academy

After winning back-to-back district matches for the first time in a couple of years, the Lady Yoe’s hot streak has come to an end. Cameron dropped 3-0 decisions to playoff hopefuls Jarrell and Academy this past week to slip down to 3-9 In 20-3A action.


Jarrell Stats (L 24-26, 7-25, 22-25)

Attacking: Carley Tucker (37a, 8K), Gracen Dach (13a, 3K), Madison Brunson (13a, 2 K), Kenzie Wimmer (12a, 1K), Lauryn Leftwich (11a, 3K), Alexis Vargas (11a, 1K), Qua Workman (7a, 1K), Terryn Adams (5a, 2K), Darci Denio (4a)

Sets: Tucker (37a, 6A), Denio (37a ,9A), Vargas (7a, 3A), Brunson (4a), Tiffany Bolivar (3a), Wimmer (2a, 1A), Dach (1a), Workman (1a), Adams (1a)

Blocks: Leftwich (8a, 5B), Tucker (6A, 5B), Brunson (4A, 1B), Dach (1A), Workman (1A)

Aces: Tucker (2), Dach (1)



Cameron steamrolls Jarrell to pick up first 10-3A win


Sometimes losing can be contagious.  That is unfortunately what had been plaguing the Cameron Yoemen the last five weeks.  After easily defeating Bellville in their season opener, Cameron had dropped five straight, including back-to-back district contests to McGregor and Franklin to begin 10-3A play at 0-2.  


There would be no better time to break the school’s longest losing streak since 2003 than on Friday night at Jarrell.  The Cougars entered the contest winless at 0-6 and had scored only 35 points all year.  At the end of the night, that total remained the same as the Yoemen dominated in all phases of a 55-0 shutout victory.  



Sports Shorts - 10/12

District Cross Country Results

The 20-3A district cross meets took place this past week in Cameron. The Lady Yoe varsity finished in fourth place as a team with 93 points. Franklin (1st, 22 points), Academy (2nd, 62 points), Lexington (3rd, 77 points) and Rockdale (5th, 111 points) were the field of competitors.


Daisy Osorio was the top finisher for the ladies, coming in 13th with a time of 17:39.4. Daniela Bustamante (15th, 17:56.7), Eliza Garcia (18th, 18:08.0), Patience Adcock (28th, 20:42.0) and Anna Bowman (36th, 28:15.1) competed in the field of 42 runners.


Cameron did have one boy compete in varsity competition as Robbie Pfeil placed 37th with a time of 22:41.2.


In the JV divisions, Rosa Valles (5th, 18:22.8) and Courtney Muniz (11th) competed for the girls, while Joseph Munoz (3rd, 20:52.0) and Antonio Jiminez (22nd, 27:21.6) ran for the boys.



Josh Pratt’s Midseason Top 20 Rankings

Now that we are halfway through this 2017 regular season, I am ready to release my midseason top 20 rankings. As always, there are teams that have played like expected, some who have overachieved, and others who have disappointed.


3A rankings with last week’s results

1. Yoakum - W 28-10 over Edna

2. Wall - W 42-14 over Iowa Park

3. Hallettsville - W 48-21 over Palacios

4. Malakoff - W 49-14 over Groesbeck

5. Grandview - OFF

6. Brock - OFF

7. Kemp - OFF

9. Goliad - OFF

10. Jefferson - OFF

11. Rockdale - W 49-14 over Academy

12. Shallowater - L 42-20 to Estacado

13. Edna - L 28-10 to Yoakum

14. Woodville - W 49-21 over Kirbyville

15. Franklin - W 38-34 over Cameron Yoe

16. Comanche - OFF

17. Hughes Springs - OFF

18. West - W 57-19 over Elkhart

19. Jim Ned - OFF

20. Pottsboro - OFF



Week 7 Football Outlooks

Cameron Yoe (1-5) Vs. Jarrell (0-6)

Seeing Jarrell at 0-6 is really not a surprise. The surprise comes from the fact that the record for these two teams is a combined 1-11 as Cameron has now lost five games in a row, including back-to-back games in 10-3A. Miscues played a big role in the latest loss to Franklin last Friday night. That included multiple turnovers on offense and missed tackles and numerous explosive plays given up on defense. The special teams also struggled by going 0-4 on field goal and extra point attempts, while the return team was stopped inside the 10 on two occasions. I will say that I am continually impressed with the play of Iverson Westbrook on offense and Nico Vargas on defense. They are aggressive players that are making plays for their team. This will be a good confidence building week for Cameron. Jarrell is just simply having one of the worst seasons you could imagine.


Cameron travels to Jarrell in a must-win situation

Losing to McGregor to open district play was concerning, but most felt that the Yoemen could still rebound and control their own destiny in the 10-3A race. That all disappeared when Cameron fell to Franklin in the final seconds of last week’s homecoming game to drop to 0-2. With regards to the playoffs, this now forces the Yoemen into a must-win situation tomorrow night on the road at Jarrell.


The Cougars - which sit at 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the district - have struggled even more than the Yoemen, and the schedule has also been somewhat light up to this point.


Jarrell’s 2017 results: Johnson City (L 37-0), Florence (L 29-15), Thorndale (L 31-0), Lexington (L 69-6), Academy (L 20-14) and Troy (60-0). The Cougars have been already been outscored by over 200 points in their six games.



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