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Tue
15
Nov

Yoe Band Poinsettia Fundraiser Announced

Fri
11
Nov

Yoemen overcome miscues to hold off West

In the playoffs, winning is the name of the game.  Looking sharp in the process is a plus, but advancing on is really the only thing that matters when the final second ticks off the clock.  On Friday night from Waco ISD Stadium, we didn't get that traditionally strong playoff performance that Cameron fans have become so accustomed to over the years, but it was enough to get it done in a 35-19 win over the West Trojans.  

 

Throughout a good portion of the first half Cameron (9-2) looked in sync with a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.  Things were up and down after that point as the Yoemen created four turnovers on defense, but a majority of those never turn into points.  That, in turn, allowed West to (5-6) to stay in the game when it appeared it could have been out of reach.  

 

Thu
10
Nov

Yoemen begin playoff run with West

After finishing the regular season at 8-2 and earning the number two seed out of district 10-3A, the Cameron Yoemen are now ready for the third part of the season - the playoffs.  Whenever you mention football and playoffs in Cameron it gets people talking, and all you have to do is look at the trophy case to see why. 

 

Cameron has played in four straight title games dating back to 2012.  The expectation of deep playoffs runs won’t be changing in 2016 as the quest for a fifth straight title appearance will begin tonight when the Yoemen meet West in the bi-district round of the playoffs.  

 

West (5-5) comes into the playoffs as the number three seed out of district 9-3A.  The Trojans struggled during non-district play with losses to Rockdale (33-21), Mart (26-13) and Carrollton Ranchview (35-7), but recovered with a 5-2 record since that point to earn their second straight trip to the postseason.

 

Thu
10
Nov

Cunningham ready to lead Lady Yoe Basketball

On Saturday, the Lady Yoe basketball team will open their season by traveling to Gatesville.  Cameron finished just one spot out of the playoffs last season, so a push for the postseason in 2017 should be within reach.  For Cameron to get there, they will be doing it under new leadership as Coach Corey Cunningham takes reigns of the program. 

 

Cunningham has a variety of coaching experience, with four years in Tahoka before heading the girls program in Brevard, NC for two seasons.   

 

Thu
10
Nov

Bi-District Football Outlook

West (5-5) Vs. Cameron Yoe (8-2) - Thursday, Waco ISD (7:00)

I had the opportunity to travel to West last Friday night to watch the Trojans play their final regular season game versus Eustace.  It was hard to evaluate West on that performance as Eustace had won only one district game.  The Trojans appear to have a stingy defense with the main strength of the team coming in the defensive front.  What I believe made the West 2015 team (11-2) more dangerous was the offensive weapons that were present.  That team lost in the third round of the playoffs to Teague, 36-23.  The Trojans can still put up points, but this year they rely more on the run.  Throughout the entire playoffs I will be paying close attention to the Yoe defensive front as I believe it will ultimately decide how far this team can go this season.  The Yoemen will need to take away the run early and put the Trojans into tougher passing situations.  

Thu
10
Nov

Road to state projections

It’s once again that time for the Yoemen to begin their playoff run.  Cameron has played in four straight state championships games and will be looking to make it five in a row in 2016.  Below is who I predict the Yoemen would play in each round of the playoffs.  That will begin with the area round and end with the state championship.  If multiple teams are listed, the first team is the one I feel will be the more likely matchup. 

 

AREA: WOODVILLE
Woodville is going to be the heavy favorite in their bi-district game with Anahuac.  Woodville won their district, besting Coldspring, Kirbyville and Buna.  Anahuac lost big to Hitchcock, La Marque and Hempstead to finish fourth.  Anahuac did defeat East Chambers (49-28) to clinch the final playoff spot.  Woodville features a ground-heavy double wing offense.  A game with Woodville would be in Palestine or the Houston area. 

 

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS: TEAGUE/FRANKLIN

Thu
03
Nov

Yoemen enter playoffs as second seed out of 10-3A

Entering their final week of the regular season, the Cameron Yoemen knew that one of two things were going to happen.  The playoffs were already a lock for Cameron, but the positioning was still up in the air as the Yoemen could finish as either the second or third playoff seed. 

 

With Rockdale’s win over Franklin and Cameron’s win over Troy, everything was settled. 

 

“We know we are the number two seed,” said Yoemen head coach Tommy Brashear.  “We are all disappointed that we did not get that district championship.  We have to move on and I feel like we done that since the Rockdale game.  I feel good about how our kids have worked and I feel like we are getting better each week.  We have to take that same attitude and that same mindset and take it one game at a time into the playoffs.”

 

Thu
03
Nov

History of Yoe Football (2015)

After capturing their third straight state championship, the Yoemen, with eight offensive and eight defensive starters back, were a unanimous favorite to make four in a row.  Texas Football picked them number one, but with a long sixteen game season, anything could go wrong.

 

The Yoemen would get revenge for three of their four losses from 2014, and were so close to avenging the fourth.  They started by blasting Waco Connally (63-14) and Lexington (67-12).  Then they travelled to China Spring to try to avenge a (23-14) loss to the Cougars a year ago.  China Spring returned almost everyone and would go on to finish (12-2) with both losses coming to state 4A division one champion La Vega in district and regional.  The Yoemen fell behind, but did not quit, taking a lead with just over a minute left.  The Cougars, however, showed they were championship quality as they scored a late TD to win (43-41).  Waco officials made their presence known also. 

 

Thu
03
Nov

Yoe Band superior at UIL regional competition

This past Wednesday, the C.H. Yoe High School Band competed in the UIL regional marching contest from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.  All the hard work during the summer months leading up to this point payed off as the band took home the superior straight one rating. 

 

“The kids did absolutely great,” said band director Craig George.  “From a marching standpoint, they did extremely well, and from a playing standpoint, they did really, really well.  Everything from their body posture to their confidence was great.  I was extremely pleased with the group, especially where they have come from the last two months.  I am really proud the way our younger kids have progressed.”

 

The regional marching contest features many different bands from one section of the state.  Each band is graded individually on how well they march and play. 

 

Thu
03
Nov

Week 11 Football Outlook

Cameron Yoemen - Off Week

The Yoemen took care of business on the road last week at Troy, 56-20.  It was somewhat of a struggle early on, but the game was put away in the second half.  Having your off week at the end of the season allows for two things.  For one, every team at this point in the season has their bumps and bruises, and this will give everyone an extra week to recuperate.  Additionally, Cameron already knows that they will be playing West in the bi-district round of the playoffs, so there are now two weeks to prepare for that game.  In the playoffs, consistently strong performances will be key for Cameron as you cannot have a bad or down week in region III.  If the Yoemen execute offensively, they will score points.  The defense will need to force teams to drive the field and limit big plays.  This Yoemen team has aspirations of getting back to state, and that is most certainly within reach as the talent and ability is there. 

 

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