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Week 9 Football Outlook

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

Everything that could have possibly gone wrong in last week's 80-54 loss to rival Rockdale ended up happening.  The Yoemen committed over 100 yards in penalties, had critical turnovers, had special teams mishaps and had a hard time containing the speed of Rockdale defensively.  This is a very critical stretch for the Yoemen.  Improvements are expected as this team has the capability of putting it together to finish off the regular season strong and have another deep run in the playoffs.  Academy was overwhelmed by Rockdale, but did have a two-touchdown lead on Troy before the Trojans made a run late to win.  The Cameron defensive front will need to have a good game as Academy operates out of the I-formation and is going to try and pound the rock most of the night. 

Josh's Pick: Cameron Yoe by 28+. 


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Yoemen give up school-record 80 points in loss to Rockdale



On Friday night, the Cameron Yoemen scored 54 points.  If you would have told the Yoemen faithful that was going to be the number before the opening kickoff, pretty much everyone would have told you it was going to be a good night.  


However, as most fans of the Battle of the Bell also know, the rivalry is always intense and can, at times, be unpredictable.  That would be the best way to describe the 62nd edition of this Milam County tilt, as Rockdale scored a total of 12 touchdowns in an 80-54 shootout victory.


"It didn't go very well for us tonight," said Yoemen head coach Tommy Brashear.  "We did some good things at times, but we made a lot of mistakes.  Rockdale is a very good football team.  They have a lot of players on the field that are good, and you cannot make those kind of mistakes.  We had way too many penalties and you cannot do that against a good football team."



62nd Battle of the Bell carries big playoff implications

On Friday night from Tiger Stadium, the Cameron Yoemen and Rockdale Tigers will be going at it in the 62nd edition of the Battle of the Bell.  In 2014, the Yoemen lost the bell to Rockdale before winning the more important game during the state quarterfinals en route to the third consecutive state championship.  Cameron proceeded to take the bell back in 2015, 27-6. 


This year’s game will be as big as any other as neither team wants to lose to their arch rival.  Yoemen head coach Tommy Brashear played for the Yoemen in the 90s.  He now gets to lead the team as the head coach.


“I think the Battle of the Bell is huge,” said Brashear.  “It’s huge to me and it means a lot to this community.  I know when our 7th graders play for the first time versus Rockdale, they are pretty nervous because they know that it’s a big game.  They know we have to beat Rockdale.  It is expected.”



Jarrell, Lexington drop Cameron in straight sets


If the playoffs were going to be in the Lady Yoe’s future plans, victories over Jarrell and Lexington were crucial.  The ladies sat at just 1-7 entering play last Friday, so a long stretch of wins was needed to get back into the playoff hunt.


The ladies had shown glimpses of solid play through parts of district, but Jarrell and Lexington proved to be too much, easily getting by Cameron in straight sets. 



Cameron fell to Jarrell on Friday from Yoe Gym, 16-25, 16-25 and 10-25.  Kenzie Wimmer and Savannah Kruse tied for the team lead in kills at five. 


Darci Denio had six assists while Wimmer and Carley Tucker each had five.  Jazmin Vaculin had 14 digs on the evening.  Wimmer had two aces.


Other results included Rogers earning a 3-0 set victory over Hearne while Franklin also swept Rockdale.  Lexington clipped Academy, 3-2.



Yoe band earns straight ones at Belton marching contest

The C.H. Yoe High School Marching Band participated in a marching contest on Tuesday from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. 


The Yoe band, which is coming off another trip to the state marching contest in 2015, achieved straight division one ratings from the judges. 


“Based on what I saw down on the field, the kids had a really great run through,” said head band director Craig George.  “The marching looked good and the playing sounded nice, so we will have to see what the video shows from up top.  Overall, the kids just did an outstanding job today.”


The performance was a good measuring stick for where the band stands, but it’s also useful in getting the students acclimated with the contest season in addition to seeing what will need to be worked out over the next few weeks. 



Westbrook named Big 12 offensive player of the week

By Mike Houck – Assistant A.D. / Strategic Communications – www.soonersports.com


NORMAN — University of Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook has been named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after his record-breaking performance in OU's 45-40 win over Texas on Saturday in Dallas, the conference announced Monday.

Playing in his final Red River Showdown game, Westbrook caught a career-high 10 passes (the most ever by an OU player in the series) for a school-record 232 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the Sooners finished with 672 yards of total offense, five shy of the program record against the Longhorns.

Westbrook's scores came from 71, 42 and 47 yards out, and all 10 of his catches were made by the 5:39 mark of the third quarter.


Week 8 Football Outlook

Cameron Yoe (6-1/3-0) Vs. Rockdale (5-1/2-0)

The Battle of the Bell game will once again take center stage as the biggest contest in 3A division one for week eight.  Cameron is coming off a 46-0 shutout win over Jarrell.  It wasn't exactly the performance you would expect in the playoffs, but Cameron did exactly what they needed to in order to remain undefeated in district play.  The Tigers did score 49 last week, but gave up 35 and had to pull away late from Troy.  To me, this game will come down to who has the better defensive performance.  Rockdale has a good amount of speed, particularly from QB David Franklin, RB Davion Ford and WR JaQuayln Crawford.  Cameron’s offensive is very difficult to stop, but at the end of the day I believe this team will go as far as the defense will take them. 

Josh's Pick: Cameron Yoe by 14. 


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Cameron hosts cross country meet

On Monday, hundreds of runners from across Central Texas competed in the Cameron Invitational from the Junior High campus.  This was the final tuneup for many teams before district gets underway next week.


The Yoemen had four runners compete at the varsity level.  Jose Osorio continued his string of strong performances, coming in  8th place finish with a time of 17:47.  Rico Bolivar (57th, 21:46), Joe Uvalle (61st, 22:22) and Eric Rojas (66th, 22:44) all ran for Cameron. 


“Jose is a bright spot,” said Yoe cross country head coach Dale Keen.  “Rico usually runs better, but his asthma is bothering him a lot today.  All we can do at district is line them up and run and see what happens.  Jose should have a really good chance to get to regionals.”


Parker Jones of Milano finished second overall at 16:41. 



Yoemen post shutout in blowout win over Jarrell


If there was a trap game on the schedule for Cameron, it was going to come this week in Jarrell.  The Yoemen had just come off a huge win on the road and it would have been easy to look forward to next week’s huge Battle of the Bell contest with Rockdale.


Those concerns were quickly erased as the Yoemen built a 26-0 half-time lead before coasting in the second half to win, 46-0.  The shutout was the first since 2013 when the Yoemen shutout Florence, 77-0.  With the win, the Yoemen to improve to 3-0 while Jarrell remains winless at 0-3.  


Cameron got their ground game going in a big way in this 10-3A contest, rolling in 189 yards on 25 carries.  Tydrick Williams had 10 of those carries for 86 yards and three touchdowns.  



Junior High Football Scoring Report














7th/8th B

Ryan Muiz 45-yard pass to James Hall - XP failed - 6-6

Muniz 3-yard pass to Carlos Bolivar - Adolfo Camacho 2 pt run - 14-6 Yoe - 2:00 4th

FINAL: 16-14 YOE


Phaibian Bynaum 7 yard run - Mason Vaculin 2 yard run - 8-0 Yoe - 2:13 2nd

Vaculin 34-yard pass to Jaidyn Sanchez - Vaculin 2 pt run - 16-0 Yoe - 55.8 2nd

Vaculin 11-yard run - 2 pt failed - 22-0 Yoe - 6:52 4th




Zach Haffley 1-yard pass to Edgar Carillo - XP failed - 16-6 Jarrell - 24.2 2nd

Haffley 33-yard pass to Jakorina Spikes - XP failed - 16-12 Yoe - 5:00 4th


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