Yoemen Sports Network

Wed
06
Sep

Sports Shorts - 9/7

Lady Yoe pick up two wins

As the non-district schedule comes to an end, the Lady Yoe continue to gain momentum. Cameron picked up a pair of wins this past week, downing McGregor on Friday in five sets before taking down Marlin on Tuesday in four. Cameron’s overall record now improves to 9-17 with district 20-3A set to begin. The Lady Yoe will travel to Rogers on Friday for the opener. Varsity begins at 4:30 p.m. Cameron had previously played Rogers to a 15-13 fifth set loss during the tournament season.

 

McGregor Stats (21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 15-3)

Kills: Carley Tucker (18), Kenzie Wimmer (7); Sets: Denio (74), Tucker (55); Passes: Wimmer (32), Tucker (12), Gracen Dach (12); Digs: Lexi Vargas (25), Tucker (15), Denio (14); Aces: Denio (10). Denio had a streak of 13 consecutive service attempts to put Cameron up 13-0 in the fifth and final set.

 

Marlin Stats (25-8, 23-25, 25-11, 25-13)

Sat
02
Sep

Too much power: Yoemen run through Bellville in season opener

Heading into 2017, Yoe head football coach Tommy Brashear wanted to see an increase in his team’s overall strength.  In turn, the belief was that Cameron’s rushing attack would improve.  In last season’s game at Bellville, Cameron had just 51 yards rushing, with a good portion of that coming from quarterback Zack Andress.  

 

A year of conditioning appears to be paying dividends as Cameron ran for 202 yards - nearly five times last year’s total - in a 40-14 win over the Brahmas to begin the 2017 season.  

 

“I am excited about our opportunities in the run game,” said Brashear following the win.  “That is something we harped on in the off-season.  We knew we had to get stronger and get a little movement up front.  Get yard or two when you need it.  I thought the passing game looked better today as well.  We are coming a long and definitely a week better.”

 

Wed
30
Aug

Week 1 Football Outlook

Bellville Vs. Cameron Yoe

Hurricane and tropical storm Harvey has had a major impact on games across the state of Texas. A long-list of contests have already been cancelled and Cameron’s season opener versus Bellville was one of the first to be pushed back to Saturday. The feel of the game will definitely be different for myself as well as other fans as you just don’t see Cameron playing on Saturday very often. For the actual game, it’ one of the best small school matchups in week one. The Brahmas are known for their slot-t offense, but things may be changing up a bit this season. Don’t be surprised to see some of the heavy-run formations, but there also appears to be some shotgun in the mix for 2017. Bellville’s strength will be its defensive front. Can the Yoemen generate some yards on the ground or will the big plays come via the pass? Bellville will still run the ball a majority of the time, so this will be a good test for the Yoe defensive front.

Wed
30
Aug

Harvey moves opener to Saturday

It’s not very often that you have weather cause havoc with regards to the scheduling of a football game. With the torrential rains and damage brought on by hurricane and tropical storm Harvey, football was the last thing of some people’s minds. Dozens upon dozens have cancelled school and their week one games due to severe flooding and shear damage brought on in the south and south eastern region of the state.

 

Bellville was one of those areas near Houston that was hit hard. However, the Brahmas were able to start practice on Wednesday, allowing the team to travel to Cameron a day later than expected to kick off the 2017 season.

 

“With Hurricane Harvey we had to do some moving around,” said Yoe head coach Tommy Brashear. “Bellville has been hit hard. Their coach told me they had over 30 inches of rain since it hit. They have a lot of flooding and people out of their homes and things like that.”

 

Wed
30
Aug

Yoe warps up scrimmage schedule

The Cameron Yoemen got in their final preparation for 2017 with a scrimmage at home versus Madisonville on Thursday. Overall, Madisonville did have a 5-3 scoring advantage throughout the entire scrimmage. The teams played one live quarter which ended in a 7-7 tie. It appeared to be a productive night for both teams.

 

“The Madisonville scrimmage was a very good scrimmage for us,” said Yoe head coach Tommy Brashear. “They were a much improved team that has a lot of kids back this year. I knew coming in they would be pretty good. Rusty Nail is the head coach and he is a good one. He is now in his second year and has his stuff established.”

 

Scrimmage Summary

During the controlled session of the scrimmage, each first team had two 12-sets of plays, while each second team got two 10-sets of plays to work with.

 

Wed
30
Aug

Lady Yoe competitive in loss to 6A Harker Heights

The Cameron Lady Yoe hosted what appeared to be one of their most difficult non-district matchups of the year on Tuesday with Harker Heights traveling to Yoe Gym. Heights is a 6A school with over 2,500 students, so that in itself is always a challenge for a school with five times less kids to pick from.

 

That did not stop the Lady Yoe from competing, and competing with an edge. Cameron lost Tuesday’s match in four games, 23-25, 26-24, 23-25, 22-25, but each set was decided by three points or less.

 

“We knew how athletic, quick and fast they were,” said Lady Yoe head coach Kamol Nohe. “But, we just had to play within ourselves like we practice. We just have to play the game and learn to compete. When there is a negative, we learn to compete after that. Even when we are 5 or 6 points behind, we are fighting ourselves through and that is exciting.”

 

Wed
30
Aug

Sports Shorts - 8/31

Westbrook sits out third preseason game with injury

Going into Tampa Bay’s third preseason game, Dede Westbrook led the NFL in receiving yards. At the end of the game, his yard total did not change. That would be because the standout receiver had been nursing what was described as a lower body injury and was held out without any prior notice. Westbrook recently got a second opinion and could be returning back to practice and game action soon. Jacksonville will travel to Atlanta on Friday for a 6:00 p.m kickoff. That is the final preseason game of the year before the Jaguars travel to Houston on September 10 for the regular season opener.

 

Wed
23
Aug

Week 2 Scrimmage Outlooks

Madisonville @ Cameron - Thursday

Cameron’s final scrimmage of the season will take place from Yoe Field on Thursday when Madisonville travels to town. As far as a background on the Mustangs, it was a struggle most of the 2016 season with just a 3-8 overall record and bi-district playoff finish. With Rusty Nail now in his second year with the program, I would anticipate this team being vastly improved. Coach Tommy Brashear and the Yoemen will be looking for improvement from week one to week two. As you would expect in the opening scrimmage of the season, there were many positives and many things that can be worked out. As Brashear noted, it’s all about getting better each and every day, and the goal is to show that tonight. I will continually focus on two key points this week: 1. The establishment of a consistent rushing threat; 2. How will the Yoemen defensive line disrupt things up front.

 

Teague @ Troy - Thursday

Wed
23
Aug

Yoe gets first look at opponent in scrimmage

One of the more exciting moments of the year is when a football team gets to go up against an opponent for the first time. It not only gives players an opportunity to hit someone other than their teammates, but it means that the start of the new season is only weeks away.

 

The Cameron Yoemen got that opportunity last Friday night in Lorena. The scrimmage followed the same format as previous scrimmages with each first and second team offense getting two series apiece during the controlled portion. In the 12 minute live quarter, the Leopards punched in two scores in two attempts while the Yoemen scored once in their two possessions for a 12-7 final.

 

Wed
23
Aug

Non-district slate continues for Lady Yoe

The Cameron Lady Yoe are now in the thick of their non-district schedule. Cameron just completed their second tournament of the year at Leon this past week and will be in Robinson starting today. Cameron also has regular matches sandwiched in-between all of that. One of those games occurred Tuesday evening with Gatesville coming to Yoe Gym.

 

Cameron started off hot as they have plenty of times this season, taking the opening set off of the Lady Hornets, 25-20.

 

However, the tide of momentum turned after that as Gatesville took sets three and four with the same 25-21 scores before coasting in the fourth, 25-15 to take the match.

 

Gracen Dach’s all around efforts on the court helped Cameron take the opener. Dach had a pair of aces early on to put Cameron up 4-3 and then 6-3. Up 24-20, she wrapped up the set by pounding home a kill in the middle of the court.

 

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