Yoemen Sports Network

Fri
10
Nov

Lady Yoe wins season opener over Rosebud-Lott

Despite shooting just 7-33 from the floor and 6-18 from the free throw line in the first half of Saturday’s season opener with Rosebud-Lott, Cameron knew they were in a prime position, trailing by just one point, 21-20.

 

The Lady Yoe picked up their shooting in the final two quarters and forced a total of 19 turnovers down the stretch in a 50-34 win.

 

“It is certainly good to start 1-0 and build confidence” said Lady Yoe coach Corey Cunningham. “I really like that we are starting out the season a lot stronger than we did last year. We are going to take this and build on it.”

 

Despite missing returning starters Zakara Bryson and NaQuiria Gibbons to injuries, other players with experience stepped up to play big roles.

 

Fri
10
Nov

Sports Shorts - 11/9

UIL Snapshot: Cameron on the verge of move to 4A?

 

The UIL’s annual snapshot day recently took place on October 27. On that day, all schools across the state of Texas submitted their enrollment numbers to the UIL for what is known as the bi-annual realignment.

 

For a majority of schools, there is little excitement, as it is known that the chances of moving classifications is slim. That will not be the case for Cameron, which recently turned in a number of 488.

 

The cut off from 3A division one to 4A division II two years ago was 479. If that number were to remain the same, Cameron would be heading back up to their old stomping grounds. Two years ago, the number rose from 464 to 479, a 15 student increase. If that were to happen again this go around and the number rose to 494, Cameron would remain in 3A. It’s really anybody’s guess at this point, and at the end of the day it will probably be a 50/50 chance either way.

Sat
04
Nov

Yoemen cruise by Troy to clinch playoff berth

Heading into Friday’s regular season finale, the Cameron Yoemen had two goals.  1. Get a win for the seniors.  2.  Win by 11 or more points to ensure a spot in the playoffs.  You can put a check mark by both of those as Cameron totaled 400 yards of offense and never let Troy cross the goal line in a 35-0 shutout victory.    

 

“I'm excited for these seniors,” said Yoe coach Tommy Brashear following the win.  “There was a lot of pressure on them this year and they were feeling it, especially during the losing streak that we had.  Just to see the emotion in them and see how happy they are that we made the playoffs.”

 

The win was the last for the seniors on Yoe Field, but not the last game on the season as a Cameron can now finish no worse than fourth place in the 10-3A standings.  

 

Thu
02
Nov

Troy travels to Cameron with playoffs on the line

With a 41-0 victory over Academy this past week, the Cameron Yoemen extended their perfect record over Academy to 8-0. In the regular season finale from Yoe Field on Friday night, the plan is for Cameron to remain perfect against another Bell County district rival - the Troy Trojans.

 

Though the winner of this game is not guaranteed a playoff spot, the chances are victor will be moving on to the postseason.

 

“There is a whole lot riding on this game,” said Yoe coach Tommy Brashear. “The winner of this game is sitting pretty for the playoffs. As a team, our playoffs started last week with Academy because we have to win out to get in. If we lose, we are done. That is the same scenario here.” 

 

Troy currently sits at 3-5 on the season an 2-2 in 10-3A. Wins in district have come over Jarrell (60-0) and Little River Academy (16-0) while defeats have come at the hands of Rockdale (49-10) and Franklin (41-10).

 

Thu
02
Nov

Week 10 Football Outlooks

Troy (3-5/2-2) Vs. Cameron Yoe (3-6/2-3)

With this being the final regular season game for the Yoemen, there is simply one thing I will be looking for - total domination. Cameron must win this game by 7 points to get into the playoffs, but if this team is looking to go places once getting there, they really need to look very sharp in this final tune up. On offense, the line needs to open up holes for the running game and give Andress time to throw. A running back will have to step up and put up a quality performance, and multiple receivers need to make their impact felt. On defense, the line must disrupt things up front and linebackers must come up with big tackles against what is more of a run-heavy offense. This team has the talent to make all of this happen, and there is no better time to start firing on all cylinders than on senior night.

Josh’s Pick: Cameron Yoe by 28+

 

Thu
02
Nov

On to State: Yoe Band heading back to the Alamodome

Any well-known programs are known for their consistency.  When referring to the C.H. Yoe High School Band, there is no better word to describe what is brought to the field each and every performance.  

On Saturday from the area D marching contest from Hewitt Midway, the band added to their long tradition of excellence by punching their fourth straight trip to the state marching contest in San Antonio.  

“It’s a long day and it’s asking a lot from the students, but seeing them put up two greats shows is very exciting,” said band director Craig George following the big announcement.  

The band first performed in the preliminary round of 24 bands at 11:30 a.m.  After that performance, the band traveled back to Cameron to freshen up, eat and work out a few points in the show before heading back up to Hewitt.  

Thu
02
Nov

Yoe Band - Question & Answer

Before the band heads up to San Antonio on Tuesday, The Cameron Herald got a chance to sit down with six different musicians. Those members are Krystian Murray (Drum Major); Rebecca Kostroun (Clarinet); Olivia Duffy (Color Guard); Jeremy Glaser (Mellophone); Trevor Fincher (Baritone); Nikolas Keratsopoulos (Snare Drum).

 

These students explained how exciting it was to advance out of area and on to state, how much work has been put in to get to this point, why the band has once again rose to this level, and the expectations once the buses arrive at the Alamodome on Tuesday.

 

Talk about the feeling you had when you first heard the band was going back to state?

Murray: It was a really good feeling that everything you have been doing is paying off, but at the same time you know there are things to do.

Kostroun: It was one of the best feelings to know you were announced fist and the hard work had payed off.

Sat
28
Oct

Yoe puts foot on gas in second half to coast by Academy

Whether it was the first big cold front of the year or Academy’s defense, Cameron’s offense had only crossed the goal line once in the first half of Friday’s road 10-3A tilt.  

 

Things started to heat up when the Yoemen came out of the locker room for the second half as 27 unanswered points went up on the board to keep the playoff hopes alive in a 41-0 shutout victory.  

 

“In the first half we were a little sloppy,” said Yoe coach Tommy Brashear.  Not to take anything away from Academy because they have a good defense that is stout up front.  They did a good job stopping the run all the night and we knew that was going to be difficult.  

 

Thu
26
Oct

The next step: Yoe Band looking to earn fourth straight trip to state

Before this marching season began, the goal for the C.H. Yoe High School band was to get back to the state marching contest in San Antonio. The band is now just one step away from making that happen after capturing a division one rating at this past week’s regional marching contest at Groesbeck.

 

“The important thing is that we were able to get a one today,” said Yoe band director Craig George. “The kids played well enough to advance. We will keep practicing and fine tuning and get better for next weekend and the area contest at Midway.”

 

The area contest will be moving over from Belton to Hewitt Midway this year. The band is scheduled to march at the same time they did at regionals this past week - 11:30 a.m.

 

Wed
25
Oct

Remove the Sting: Yoemen look to heal wounds at Academy

Since dropping to 3A (then 2A) back in 2010, must-win situations for Cameron in district play have been far and few between. There has never been a must-win situation versus the Academy Bumblebees. Those are the surprising circumstances that the Yoemen (2-6/1-3) find themselves in this Friday night when they hit the road to take on the Bees (3-4/1-2).

 

Cameron has struggled throughout most of this 2017 season, and the Bees have been in the same boat much of the way. Academy's lone district win was a tight one over winless Jarrell, 20-14. Loses in 10-3A have come at the hands of Rockdale (49-14) and Troy (16-0).

 

Non-district results include wins over Rogers (7-6) and Goldthwaite (21-15) and loses to Whitney (36-17) and Comanche (34-6). Academy did finish 4-6 in 2016 and missed out on the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

 

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