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Thu
03
Aug

Top 13 Yoemen games since 2010 - Part IV

4. Daingerfield (2010)

In 1981, Cameron played in their first ever state championship against the Gilmer Buckeyes.  Things turned out well as the Yoemen took home the school’s first title, 26-3.  29 years later, Cameron was back in the state game - this time versus the Daingerfield Tigers - another East Texas power.  The Tigers were playing in their third consecutive championship game, and had won the previous two over Cisco (26-8) and Bushland (62-14).  

 

It was a battle for the ages, but Daingerfield secured the three-peat on a deep touchdown pass in the final seconds, 33-27.

 

Thu
03
Aug

Sports Shorts - 8/3

Cameron League Baseball Results

There were a total of four baseball teams from Cameron at state tournaments this past week. Everyone participating represented the community well, with each team winning at least two games at their final tournaments of the season.

 

Starting in the t-ball division, the Astros won their opening game before falling to eventual state champion and host Belton in the second round. The Astros got by another Belton team and Rusk before bowing out to Mineola to finish at 3-2.

 

Two Cameron teams participated in the eight and under coach pitch division. The Yankees won games over Mildred, Troup and Milford to earn a spot in the semifinals versus Belton. Cameron fell in that game, 4-2. The Yankees defeated Troup and then lost narrowly to the same Belton team (8-6) to finish second in the state.

 

Wed
26
Jul

Top 13 Games Since 2010 - Part III

7. Rockdale (2014)

Winning when it matters the most. The Yoemen exemplified what exactly that meant in their 2014 state championship run. Cameron started that season with a 2-4 record, which was capped off by a tight 34-27 loss to rival Rockdale in the annual Battle of the Bell game. From that point on, the Yoemen reeled off 10 straight wins en route to their third consecutive state championship.

 

This state quarterfinal game was chosen to take place at Georgetown High School. Cameron had played Lago Vista at this same venue in 2012 and had no problems, but these two Milam County rivals pushed the limits of the facility. In fact, hundreds missed the opening kickoff due to traffic and the concession stand was running out of food before the game even started. If this game were to happen again, it’s safe to say it would not be in Georgetown.

 

Now, on to the game.

 

Wed
26
Jul

Yoe Football News

Yoe non-district game listed as one of the best in the state

 

With the kickoff of the 2017 Texas High School football season just now weeks away, there is a lot of attention being shown towards the non-district schedules. These games are normally known as warm-ups for district play, but they also garner interest because of the matchups you won’t see in district or the playoffs.

 

This weekend, TexasHSFootball.com listed their top 13 3A games for 2017. All of Cameron’s non-district games should be challenging, but the game at China Spring on September 15 has a little more intrigue than the rest. As the online publication noted, “China Spring absolutely destroyed Yoe last season, 63-13”. However, it was also mentioned that Cameron should once again be in the title hunt and the Cougars could be a tad bit down from their state semifinal run.

 

Wed
26
Jul

Yoemen #1 in TheOldCoach poll

Just about about month after the Yoemen were named the preseason number one team in the state by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, another publication has followed suit. TheOldCoach.com’s Friday Night Football magazine (FNF) was recently released and also has Cameron as the number one team in 3A division one.

 

The magazine mentioned that “with 15 starters back from a regional finalist squad, expect such success to continue” for Cameron. Quarterback Zack Andress and Iverson Westbrook were mentioned as playmakers on the offense, while Levi May and Garrett Roeder were two returners mentioned on defense.

 

Wed
26
Jul

Sports Shorts - 7/27

Centex Blaze continues to grow

A Cameron based select basketball organization has recently completed their second year of play.  Matthus Lopez, a C.H. Yoe High graduate, launched the Centex Blaze in 2016.  In its inaugural season, there was one lone varsity girls team.  In 2017, that has ballooned up to six total boys and girls teams with players from Cameron, Milano, Hearne and Thorndale.  

 

“The purpose of the organization is to better develop players' skills and knowledge of the game all while improving life skills such as teamwork, accountability, respect, and triumph,” said Lopez.  Each summer we are able to utilize practice facilities and raise enough money (with the help of our communities) to be able to compete in tournaments mostly in Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, and San Antonio.”

 

Wed
19
Jul

Top 13 Games Since 2010 - Part II

My series on the top Yoemen games since 2010 kicked off last week with Malakoff (2015), Wall (2013) and Mineola (2014), and I’m sure this got the blood flowing in many readers. I will say this list is highly subjective and if you asked 10 different people, you would probably get 10 totally different responses.

 

When ranking these games, I look at several different components. A few of those include the quality of the opponent, how well both teams played throughout the entire game, and how big the game was to the program as a whole. Now, let's move on to the next three games up on my list.

 

10. Malakoff (2016)

 

Wed
19
Jul

Bennett selected to head Calvert football

The Calvert Trojans were put into a tough spot when head football coach and athletic director John Cherry left his post in May for Richland Springs after just one year with the program.

 

Fast forward a little over a month later and the search for the new man to lead the tradition rich program had come to an end. The selection was Cameron Yoe wide receivers and track coach Chris Bennett.

 

“I had coached against Calvert, and year in and and year out they had good athletes and were well-coached,” said the new Trojans coach. “The community support was there and they had good kids. For some reason, I had always heard bad stories about Calvert, but every time I had played against them they would knock the crap out of you and then reach their hand out and pick you up. I see Cameron-esk type kids in a 6-man program.”

 

Wed
19
Jul

Sports Shorts - 7/20

Cameron youth baseball sends four to state

 

The youth softball and baseball teams in Cameron are having plenty of success this summer. A week after softball sent three teams to the state tournament, the boys matched that effort as four teams will be competing for the title of the best in Texas.

 

The first team to clinch their spot was the Cameron Astros out of the six and under t-ball division. The Astros won the 8-team district tournament at Temple and got by the likes of Rogers (2), Belton (3), Westphalia (2) and Rosebud. Next week’s state tourney will be in Belton.

 

In the eight and under coach pitch division, the Cameron Yankees (1st) and Cameron Rangers (2nd) both advanced out of district. Included in the Temple tournament were Harker Heights (2), Lampasas (2), Temple (2) and one other Cameron team. The state tournament will be at Blooming Grove.

 

Wed
12
Jul

Top 13 games since 2010 - Part 1

The Yoemen easily coast to their third consecutive state title over Mineola, 70-40.  

 

 

Today marks the start of my personal top 13 Yoemen football games since 2010. I originally planned on including 10 games, but there would have been a number of outstanding games left off the list. This week features games 13 through 10, with three games to be featured weekly until number one is revealed.

 

13. Malakoff (2015)

I am starting out my top 13 games since 2010 with what was the most improbable comeback during that span. In this area round game, Cameron had trailed 32-7 in the second quarter, and pretty much all Yoe fans were left speechless. However, Coach Rick Rhoades and his players stayed composed, ending the game on a 38-12 run to pull out the 45-44 win.

 

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