Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
08
Feb

Lady Yoe, seniors go out with win

It’s no secret that the Lady Yoe’s season has not gone as everyone would have liked. The ladies have been out of playoff contention for some time, but there was still one big game left on the schedule with Rockdale at Yoe Gym on Tuesday. It was not only an important game because it was against Cameron’s archrival, but it was the last time for the seniors to suit up at home.

 

Those seniors were not going to be denied on this night, recovering from a 1-17 shooting performance in the first and pulling away in the fourth for a 48-40 win.

 

“It feels good,” said senior guard Marquazia Workman after the win. “We really wanted this game with it being our last one. We always fought hard against Rockdale but to get a win feels good.”

 

Cameron simply could not anything to fall in the poor-shooting first, but the defense kept the game within reach with just a 6-2 deficit.

 

Thu
08
Feb

Sports Shorts - 2/8

Yoe offensive coordinator Abraham Vargas takes head job

The long-standing tradition of coordinators from Cameron to become head coaches held up on Monday when it was announced the Yoe offensive coordinator Abraham Vargas had been hired as the next athletic director and head football coach at Runge ISD, a 2A school located about and hour and a half southeast of San Antonio.

 

As you would expect, there was a connection that led Vargas to the position.

 

“I'm sure there are several people who are curious where it is at and why I would go there,” said Vargas. “I visited with a former superintendent who I worked for and with for several years. She spent a couple of years in Runge. She gave nothing but high praises on the students, faculty, and community. I see it as an opportunity to make an impact and a difference in the lives of other students and the community.”

 

Thu
08
Feb

10-3A football gets face lift by the UIL

The biennial realignment is a big event for schools in Texas. Every two years, the UIL decides who is going to be playing who with the reclassification of all the districts from North to South and East to West.  That day took place last Thursday, and it had a big impact on what is the new 10-3A football district.  

Cameron will remain with the likes of Jarrell, Little River Academy, Rockdale and Troy, but there were two major shifts.  That includes Franklin moving out east to 11-3A, while McGregor shifts up north to 9-3A.  Manor New Tech and Lago Vista will be moving in to keep the district at seven teams.  

Thu
08
Feb

Josh Pratt’s 3A DI Football Preseason Top 20

1. Brock - 16 all-district players return from a 14-3 state finalist team.

2. Goliad - 15 all-district players return from a 11-2 state quarterfinalist team

3. Franklin - 19 all-district players return from a 10-3 regional semifinalist team

4. Edna - 8 all-district players return from a 8-5 regional semifinalist team

5. Malakoff - 9 all-district players return from a 9-2 bi-district finalist team

6. Hallettsville - 10 all-district players return from a 9-2 area finalist team

7. Diboll - 8 all-district players return from a 6-4 bi-district finalist team (4a)

8. Atlanta - 8 all-district players return from a 5-6 bi-district finalist team (4a)

9. Woodville - 14 all-district players return from a 9-2 area finalist team

10. Yoakum - 9 all-district players return from a 13-2 state semifinalist team

11. Bushland - 6 all-district players return from a 11-3 state quarterfinalist team (4a)

Thu
01
Feb

Lady Yoe fall hard to Franklin, snatch one from Lexington on the road

Franklin

Sometimes a team just seems to have your number.  For the Lady Yoe, that seems to be the case with Franklin.  Cameron did not have much luck on the road versus the Lady Lions earlier this season, falling 67-27.  Not much changed at home on Friday, as Franklin built a commanding 30-7 lead at the half and breezed the rest of the way to the 63-21 win. 

The three was once again important for the Franklin, which nailed nine long-range shots compared to Cameron’s one.  In total, Franklin’s three-point shooting outscored Cameron alone, 27-21.  

The shooting woes plagued Cameron the entire first half as Franklin sat at 12-23 at the break while Cameron was just 2-13. 

Terryn Adams did provide a spark in the third with two field goals and 6 total points.  

Thu
01
Feb

Yoemen cold against Franklin; rebound big at Lexington

Franklin

As of late, the Yoe basketball team has been involved in some dramatic 20-3A ball games.  The Yoemen fell to number one ranked Jarrell at home by just six, and managed to hold off Hearne on the road in overtime to maintain their second place standing in the district. 

The positive momentum did not carry over into Friday’s home contest with Franklin, as the Yoemen managed just 20 points through three quarters and fell hard in the end, 53-36.  

It was a frustrating game all around, and Yoe coach Nick Burns reiterated that feeling following the loss.  

“Shots were not falling,” Burns said. “We didn’t grab rebounds and everything was going their way.  We just did not play very good.”

Thu
01
Feb

Sports Shorts - 1/31

Yoe Golf begins season at Lampasas

On Monday, the Yoe High boys golf team began their 2018 season on the road at Lampasas, finishing 6th overall out of 20 teams with a score of 354. Junior Nikolas Keratsopoulos led the way with a team-low 76, good enough for 6th overall individually. Stockton Kruse shot a 86, Luke Greene was 2 behind at 88, and Jale Walzel posted a 104.

Belton A won the tourney with a 291, Belton B was second at 302 and Lampasas captured bronze with a 323.

The boys will next travel over the Mustang Creek in Taylor on Wednesday.  

The Lady Yoe officially get things going today in Lampasas.  The girls will also be participating in Taylor in Monday.  We will have a full report on both of those tournaments in next week’s edition of sports.  

 

Baseball season begins soon

Thu
25
Jan

Region III Football Outlook - 2018

Last week, we took a lot at the teams that comprised 10-3A the past two seasons, and now I want to branch out a little further and examine what could be in store for the region in 2018 and 2019. A majority of these teams will remain in the region once realignment is released at the beginning of February, so this will give you a good idea of the teams to watch come August.

 

9-3A

 

Elkhart (3-7/1-6)

Number of seniors lost: 11 (Maxpreps)

Number of all-district players lost: 1 1st team defense

Number of all-district players return: Co-Punter of the Year; 1 1st team offense; 1 2nd team offense; 2 2nd team defense

 

Eustace (6-4/3-4)

Number of seniors lost: 14 (Maxpreps)

Number of all-district players lost: 1 1st team offense; 1 2nd team offense; 1 1st team defense; 2 2nd team defense

Thu
25
Jan

Lady Yoe stumble with Jarrell, Hearne

Cameron's NaQuiria Gibbons had 14 points in games with Jarrell and Hearne.

 

Jarrell

It’s not how you start, but how you finish. Unfortunately for the Lady Yoe, they did neither of those well on Friday in a home loss to the Jarrell Lady Cougars, 54-40. Cameron scored 14 points in the second and 13 points in the third periods, but only tallied 6 points in the opening period and then 7 in the fourth, which was too much to overcome against what should be a playoff team out of the district.

 

Lady Yoe coach Corey Cunningham pointed to poor free-throw shooting in the first, which ultimately led to an early 14-6 deficit.

 

“We started off slow and got behind early,” said Cunningham. “We were 1-10 from the free-throw line early, and with an 8-points game, everything matters right there.”

 

Things changed late in the second period and into the third.

 

Thu
25
Jan

Yoe falls just short to #1 Jarrell, edges Hearne

Cameron's Levi May had 31 points in a 79-77 overtime win over Hearne on Tuesday.

 

Jarrell

When Cameron played Jarrell on Friday, it was one of the most meaningful games to be played in Yoe Gym in some time. Jarell came into the contest as the number on team in the state and undefeated at 6-0, but Cameron was right there at 5-1.

 

At the end of the night, the Yoemen did not pull off the upset, but proved their staying power in what was a tight and competitive 59-53 loss.

 

Cameron led 16-11 after the opening quarter and the game swayed back and forth and stayed within 2 to 3 points most of the evening.

 

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