Yoemen score 42 unanswered to get by Gatesville

Iverson Westbrook breaking away and scoring on an 83-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.  













A lot of times, a game is a tale of two halves.  We got exactly that on Friday night from McKamie Stadium in Gatesville, as a dog fight through the first half of play ended up being a 69-31 victory for Cameron when it was all said and done.  


Throughout the first half of play, both teams traded shots as the lead went back and forth a total of seven different times.  While Gatesville was able to put up more traditional drives, the Yoemen had big strikes. That was highlighted by Sicory Smith's 98-yard touchdown return just before the half ended to give the Yoemen the 27-24 lead.  


QB Jett Truss and the Gatesville offense picked up right where they left off in the first half as the shifty quarterback scored on a 27-yard run to give Gatesville the lead (31-27) back with 3:00 minutes left in the third. Tress finished the game with a team high 135 yards rushing.  


It's not how you start, but it's how you finish, and the Yoemen were certainly able to finish this game off.  In the next 15 minutes of play, Cameron would score a combined six different times, putting up a blistering 42 points to end the contest.  


Three of those touchdowns were thanks to the duo of QB Zack Andress and receiver Sicory Smith.  The combo connected on 34-yard, 46-yard and 11-yard strikes.  Iverson Wesbtrook also showed his explosiveness in the third with an 83-yard run over the right side.  


Meanwhile, the Yoe defense really stepped up their play in the fourth quarter.  Defensive back Levi May put up the last two touchdowns of the game by intercepting and returning two (37-yard and 43-yard) passes to the end zone.  


Catch more about the big win over Gatesville and get a full preview on China Spring in Thursday's edition of Sports.  





1st Quarter

Cameron - Zack Andress 1-yard run - kick failed - 6-0 Cameron - 9:20 

Gatesville - Pedro Saldivar 22-yard field goal - 6-3 Cameron - 3:46


2nd Quarter

Gatesville - Jett Truss 1-yard run - Saldivar kick - 10-6 Gatesville - 9:33

Cameron - Sicory Smith 80-yard pass from Andress - Luna kick - 13-10 Cameron- 8:26 

Gatesville - Alex Thompson 3-yard run - Baldwin kick - 17-13 Gatesville - 5:02 

Cameron - Sicory Smith 3-yard pass from Andress - kick failed - 19-17 Cameron- 4:07 

Gatesville - Truss 9-yard run - Baldwin kick - 24-19 Gatesville - 1:33 

Cameron - Sicory Smith 98-yard kickoff return - Andress to Garrett Roeder 2 pt - 27-24 Cameron- 1:13


3rd Quarter

Gatesville - Truss 27-yard run - Saldivar kick - 31-27 Gatesville - 3:00

Cameron - Sicory Smith 34-yard pass from Andress - Adrian Lewis kick - 34-31 Cameron - 2:47 

Cameron - Iverson Westbrook 83-yard run - Lewis kick - 41-31 Cameron - 0:56 


4th Quarter

Cameron - Sicory Smith 46-yard pass from Andress - Lewis kick - 48-31 Cameron - 10:45

Cameron - Sicory Smith 11-yard pass from Andress - Lewis kick - 55-31 Cameron - 6:14

Cameron - Levi May 37-yard interception return - Lewis kick - 62-31 Cameron - 4:39 

Cameron - Levi May 43-yard interception return - Lewis kick - 69-31 Cameron - 3:20






Cameron Yoe 

First Downs: 12

Rushing yards: 17-146

Passing yards: 228

Passes: 11-17-2

Punts: 1-33

Fumbles/fumbles lost: 0-0

Penalties: 2-10



Rushing: Iverson Westbrook, 1-83; Nico Vargas, 8-42; Jordan Wells, 3-13; Zack Andress, 5-8

Passing: Zack Andress, 11-17-2, 228 yards, 

Receiving: Sicory Smith, 6-187; Jordan Wells, 3-23; Jordan Young, 1-12; Garrett Roeder, 1-6



First Downs: 24

Rushing yards: 291

Passing yards: 160

Passes: 15-27-3

Punts: 3-30

Fumbles/fumbles lost: 2-1

Penalties: 5-45



Rushing: Jett Truss, 19-135; Alex Thompson, 22-101; Zach Mueller, 2-40

Passing: Jett Truss, 15-25-2, 160 yards

Receiving: Josh Carroll, 2-41; Jose Gamez, 4-40; Zach Mueller, 1-15; Anthony Costas, 1-13



Cameron Yoe 69 Gatesville 31

Taylor 37 Rockdale 28

Franklin 52 Caldwell 13

Sunnyvale 24 McGregor 14

Troy 34 Marlin 7

Academy 29 Whitney 20

Florence 34 Jarell 27


Up next for the Yoemen

China Spring (2-0) - Wins over Lorena (49-12) and Huntsville (55-8)

The Yoemen will get the ultimate test in week three when China Spring comes to Yoe Field for the home opener.  The Cougars have possibly been the most impressive team in 4A through two games, easily cruising by Lorena and 5A Huntsville.