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Westbrook named semifinalist for Biletnikoff award

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On Monday, former standout Yoemen and Oklahoma receiver was named as one of ten semifinalist for the Biletnikoff award.  The award recognizes the top receiver in college football. 


The full list of the semifinalist:


Austin Carr, Northwestern, WR

Corey Davis, Western MIchigan, WR

Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse, WR

Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech, WR

Isaiah "Zay" Jones, Eastern Carolina, WR

John Ross, Washington, WR

Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky, WR

Trent Taylor, Louisiana Tech, WR

James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR



Lady Yoe Basketball opens new season

The Cameron girls basketball program got their season underway last week.  The ladies will be playing in numerous non-district contests and tournaments over the next several weeks in preparation for the start of 20-3A league action.


Cameron played their first regular season game on the road at Gatesville on Saturday.  It was a rough go of it for the ladies in their first outing, falling 72-21.  Leading scorers were Qua Workman with eight points and Terryn Adams with five.  The JV also fell, 55-7. 


The ladies played their home opener on Tuesday from Yoe Gym against the Holland Lady Hornets.  Cameron fell behind after the first period, 16-5, but managed to stay competitive throughout the rest of the night in a 42-29 loss.



Area Football Outlook

Cameron Yoe (9-2) Vs. Woodville (10-1) - Friday, Nov. 18 at Buddy Moorehead Stadium (Conroe), 7:30

Cameron overcame miscues on both sides of the ball in last week’s 35-19 win over the West Trojans.  Next up is the Woodville Eagles.  The Eagles easily won 11-3A, which has all four teams in the area round this week.  For the Yoemen to have success in this game, I will look at two key points.  Offensively, Cameron will need to have an effective passing attack early.  Woodville has not played a team this year that has a strong air game, and an early passing presence could benefit the ground attack as the game wears on.  On defense, Cameron knows what will be coming.  The Eagles are a run-heavy team out of the double wing offense.  Big plays will come on outside runs and the occasional pass over the top.  The Yoemen will need to force Woodville to drive the field and not give up those explosive plays. 


20-3A Volleyball All-District

This week, the 20-3A all-district selections were released.  Lady Yoe senior Savannah Kruse was honored as a first team all-district selection.  Kruse, along with Darci Denio, Gracen Dach, Ashlee Balch, Madison Brunson, MaKenzie Wimmer, Carley Tucker and Alexis Vargas were all named to the academic team.  


District 20 3A Volleyball Honors                        


SR Julie Tucker OH (Jarrell)


JR Hope Hoelscher M (Rogers)


SR Darby Hughes LB (Franklin)


JR Lisa Gonzales S (Jarrell)


FR Grace Patschke LB (Lexington)


SR Miki Cole MB (Franklin)

JR Maddie Hare S (Rogers)

JR Kenidi White OH (Academy)

SR Savannah Kruse S (Cameron)

SR Amanda Skybye OH (Lexington)

SR Meagan McCarver OH (Franklin)

JR Rachel Andel LB (Rogers)


Yoe Band Poinsettia Fundraiser Announced


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.  



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.



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.   



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.  


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. 


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. 




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