Yoemen clip Bay City in Homecoming contest














Coming off of last week's tough 63-13 loss to 4A power China Spring, the Yoemen needed to respond.  It took just over three quarters of play in Friday's night Homecoming contest, but the Yoemen finally took the lead over Bay City and never relinquished it, winning 30-27. 


Coming into Friday's action, Bay City had used the big play and speed to their advantage.  That theme continued on a humid night from Yoe Field as the Black Cats used big plays to strike early.  Daryl Florez, which played on the 2014 state championship Yoemen team, caught a pair of (63-yard, 76-yard) passes from QB Dylan Davidson to put the Yoemen in an early hole, 14-0.  


The Yoe offense got going in the second as QB Zack Andress would find Jordan Wells for a 9-yard TD catch to cut the lead down to 14-7.  The momentum for the Yoemen only lasted a few seconds as Prinard Payne, the Bay City return man, took the kickoff 80 yards to the end zone to extend the lead back to 20-7.  


Later in the second, Cameron had the Black Cats back deep in their own territory in a fourth and long situation.  The punt was blocked, but the Yoemen could not recover in the end zone as the ball skipped out of bounds.  The lead was trimmed to 20-9 at that point.  Cameron managed to put one final drive together before the end of the half with Andress connecting with WR Sicory Smith from 10 yards out,  bringing the deficit back to three at 20-17. 


The Black Cats took the second half kickoff and once again struck on a big play.  This time it was Davidson to WR Christian Sauceda on a 48-yard bomb.  However, Westbrook and the Yoe special teams unit returned the favor from earlier in the game with a 70-yard kickoff return over the right side to push the game to 27-23 after a failed extra point attempt.  


Smith would close out the scoring, catching an 8-yard pass from Andress to put Cameron up for good.  The Yoe defense stepped up in a big way in the second half, allowing only the early score in the third.  


Susy Cardona was named the Homecoming Queen.  




1st Quarter

Bay City - Dylan Davidson 63-yard pass to Darryl Florez - 2pt attempt good - 7-0 Bay City - 9:06

Bay City - Davidson 76-yard pass to Florez - pass failed - 14-0 Bay City - 2:47


2nd Quarter

Cameron - Zack Andress 9-yard pass to Jordan Wells - Adrian Lewis kick - 14-7 Bay City - 10:41

Bay City - Prinard Payne 80-yard kickoff return - kick blocked - 20-7 Bay City - 10:27

Cameron - Punt block out of the end zone (safety) - 20-9 Bay City - 6:18

Cameron - Andress 10-yard pass to Sicory Smith - Andress to Westbrook - 20-17 Bay City - 31.5 seconds


3rd Quarter

Bay City - Davidson 48-yard pass to Christian Saucedo - kick good - 27-17 Bay City - 9:26 

Cameron - Iverson Westbrook 70-yard kickoff return - run failed - 27-23 Bay City - 9:00 


4th Quarter

Cameron - Andress 8-yard pass to Smith - Lewis kick - 30-27 Cameron - 9:09




Cameron Yoe

First Downs: 14

Rushing Yards: 173

Passing Yards: 75

Passes: 16-23-2

Punts: 7-37.4

Fumbles/Fumbles Lost: 2-0

Penalties: 5-55



Rushing: Zack Andress, 17-98; D.J. Fripp, 7-26; Jordan Wells, 4-24; Nico Vargas, 3-22 

Passing: Zack Andress, 16-23-2, 75 yards, 3 touchdowns

Receiving: Sicory Smith, 5-29; Bryce Welsh, 1-21; Kevondre Wesley, 2-12; Jordan Wells, 5-11


Bay City

First Downs: 10

Rushing Yards: 38

Passing Yards: 239

Passes: 12-27-2

Punts: 6-30.6

Fumbles/Fumbles Lost: 1-0

Penalties: 13-100



Rushing: Khambrel Franklin, 12-23; Dylan Davidson, 11-15

Passing: Dylan Davidson, 12-27-2, 239 yards, 3 touchdowns

Receiving: Daryl Florez, 6-164; Christian Saucedo, 1-48; Ladarion Florez, 3-20


10-3A Scores

Cameron Yoe 30 Bay City 27

McGregor 62 Marlin 7

Franklin 48 Connally 42

Comanche 19 Academy 14

China Spring 70 Troy 14

Lexington 76 Jarrell 7


Up Next

McGregor (2-2) - McGregor closed out district play on Friday night by defeating the Marlin Bulldogs, 62-7.  The Bulldogs also have a win over Groesbeck (43-29) and has losses to Sunnyvale (24-14) and Mart (28-20).  The Yoemen last played McGregor in the bi-district round of the playoffs in 2015, winning 35-7.