Yoemen Sports Network

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.”

 

Wed
22
Nov

Sports Shorts - 11/22

Lady Yoe breaks even in own tourney

The Cameron girls basketball team participated in their first tournament of the season and managed to break even over the two days with a 2-2 record. Cameron won over Milano (51-21) and took a loss to Taylor (44-21) on day one. On Saturday, Cameron fell to district rival Rockdale (39-18) before bouncing back to edge Sealy (32-31).

 

In all games Cameron’s defense managed to lead the way, forcing a plethora of turnovers while only allowing just 34 points per ball game.

 

“Our defense is coming around and it’s getting stronger every week,” said Cameron coach Corey Cunningham. “I think that is going to be key for as district rolls around. With our offense not clicking quite yet, we are going to have to hold teams in low figures.”

 

Wed
22
Nov

Area Football Outlooks

Cameron Yoe - 4-7 - Bi-District Finalist

Though Cameron had two weeks to prepare for Teague, it really did not seem to matter as the Lions just totally dominated that game from beginning to end. My number one key was to disrupt things up front defensively and make someone other than the Lion running-backs beat you, and that simply did not happen on Thursday night. There is just no way around saying that this will go down as one of, if the not most disappointing season in program history. There have been teams to finish with worse records, but with the preseason ranking and the amount of talent of the roster, it was just a real surprise at how this year played out. Cameron now loses a good crop of 21 seniors and will have major question marks at quarterback, running-back, defensive line and defensive back heading into 2018. It will be interesting to see if there is a bounce back when August rolls around.

 

Thu
16
Nov

Vargas does a little bit of everything for the Yoemen

“He can block, tackle, score the touchdown, snap the ball, and kick the extra point. Hell, the boy will fill up the Gatorade cooler, walk the dog, and paint your back porch.” - The words from the character of L.V. Miles in Friday Night Lights when describing his nephew Boobie Miles.

 

Much like Odessa Permian, the Cameron Yoemen, with their rich tradition, have had some players like Miles come through the system. None may be as versatile as Nico Vargas. Vargas may or may have not have painted porches or walked any dogs, but this sophomore has shown his ability to play football, and play it at a high level.

 

In just his second year of varsity football, Vargas leads the Yoe defense with 138 tackles and 9 tackles for loss. Even with the big-time defensive numbers, #25 still finds some time to get a series or two in on offense, totaling 177 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 33 carriers at running-back.

 

Thu
16
Nov

Cameron, Teague match up for the fourth straight year

When you think of rivals, the rich tradition of the Battle of the Bell is the first thing that comes to mind for most Yoe fans. If you ask that same question and mention the playoffs, the Teague Lions are probably on the top of the list, at least for the most recent history.

 

Cameron and Teague have played each other in the postseason the past three years, and will once again be meeting up tonight at 7:00 from Robinson’s Rocket Field with a trip to the area round on the line.

 

The matchup was not decided until last Friday night when Teague defeated Palestine Westwood coupled with McGregor’s win over Troy, but it was the most likely scenario that Cameron was already preparing for.

 

“We were not 100 percent sure this is who we would be playing, but we were pretty sure, so we had already been preparing for them a week now,” said Yoe coach Tommy Brashear. “Hopefully that will show Thursday in the game.”

 

Thu
16
Nov

Bi-District Football Outlooks

Teague (8-2) Vs. Cameron Yoe (4-6) - @ Robinson - Thursday - 7:00

Thu
16
Nov

Sports Shorts - 11/16

Yoe sub-varsity football finishes season

Cameron once again had another successful sub-varsity football season as all but one of the four teams finished with a winning record.

 

Leading that group was the junior varsity, which finished with a 9-1 overall record. Cameron had wins over Harker Heights, Gatesville, China Spring, Connally, McGregor, Franklin, Jarrell, Academy and Troy. The lone loss came to Rockdale in district.

 

The freshmen finished 2017 with a respectable 7-3 record. Wins came over Brenham, Gatesville, China Spring, Connally, Caldwell, Temple and Midway, while losses were suffered to Rockdale (2) and Madisonville.

 

The 8th grade did have a rough go of it, finishing with a 3-6 mark. Cameron had wins over Groesbeck, McGregor and Jarrell, but fell to China Spring, Franklin, Rockdale, Academy, Troy and Gatesville.

 

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