Yoemen Sports Network

Wed
13
Sep

Lady Yoe off to slow start in 20-3A

 

For a good portion of the teams in this area, Friday meant that there was much more emphasis placed on winning matches. That was the starting point for a lot of districts, including 20-3A, home of the Lady Yoe. Cameron had a rough start to their opening slate of games with both Rogers and Franklin on the road. Both teams were in the playoffs last season and Cameron did not have much luck in those matches.

 

Rogers

After losing to Rogers in five sets earlier this season season, Cameron would have another shot at the Lady Eagles to open up district. Things did not go as well this go around, as Rogers was sharp in a 11-25, 11-25, 15-25 sweep.

 

Carley Tucker, Gracen Dach and Zenzie Wimmer each had two kills in the match for Cameron.  

 

Franklin

Cameron played a much more competitive second match, but fell to the Franklin Lady Lions on the road Tuesday, 29-27, 25-27, 11-25 and 21-25.

Wed
13
Sep

Sports Shorts - 9/14

Westbrook out for 8 weeks

After leading the NFL in preseason receiving yards, a former Yoe receiver is now out for an extended amount of time with injury. Dede Westbrook was placed on the injured reserved list last week before Jacksonville’s season opener at the Texans. The muscle injury will have Westbrook sidelined for eight weeks. He is scheduled to return to the lineup during a week 9 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. Jacksonville did manage to win their opening game over Houston, 29-7.

 

Cross Country finds success at Lexington

Cameron sent all runners in the program - both junior high and high school - to compete in the Lexington meet this past weekend. Cameron had plenty of positives, with multiple runners finishing higher up in the standings.

 

Sat
09
Sep

Gatesville wins barn burner over Yoe

Yoe Field had seen its fair share of thrilling finishes over the years.  In 2017, there may be none that tops what we saw when Gatesville traveled to Cameron on Friday night.  

 

Down 31-26 with 1:27 to go in the fourth, the Yoemen had one more chance to try and pull out a win.  Cameron proceeded to march down the field quickly, ending up at the 1 after a 27-yard pass from Zack Andress to receiver Ka’Zirrius Holt.  

 

Wed
06
Sep

Traditionally tough Gatesville travels to Cameron on Friday

If you look at the all-time record books, there is a short-list of teams that can actually say they have a winning record versus the Yoemen. The Gatesville Hornets are one of those lucky few programs. Even with Cameron’s 69-31 win last season, Gatesville still holds a slight 11-9 edge in the all-time series.

 

It’s something Yoe head football coach Tommy Brashear knows about first-hand.

 

“Those Gatesville kids always play hard, and I think sometimes we go in their underestimating them,” said Brashear. “They shouldn't, because those kids play hard. I spent a couple of years over there, and they are hard-nosed and physical. It is a very tough win to get.”

 

Wed
06
Sep

Week 2 Football Outlooks

Gatesville (1-0) Vs. Cameron Yoe (1-0)

For the second year in a row you have to feel good about the way the Yoemen looked in their season opener.  Was everything where you would have liked it to be?  Not quite.  However, for the first game out, I don’t believe you could have asked for much more.  My biggest takeaway from that game was the rushing attack.  There appears to be big improvements up front on the line, which led the way to over 200 yards rushing.  Cameron is at their best offensively when there is about a 50/50 split in production on the ground and through the air.  Bellville is still not quite there on the offensive end, but it was a solid performance by the Yoe defense.  Gatesville will be improved this season as shown in their week one win over Connally, 38-14.  The Hornets line up in a variety of formations and can run and throw, so this should be a stiffer challenge for the defense.

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.

 

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