Sports Shorts - 8/10

Cameron track stars place well at state meet

Multiple young Yoemen competed in the state summer track meet from McAllen’s Veterans Memorial Stadium this past week. The track program has much to look forward to as three athletes placed in a variety of events.


Damon Flemings and Timothy Grice won state in the 10U 4x400 meter relay, finishing with a time of 4:41.72. Grice also game in first in the 400M dash with a time of 1:04.22 and 5th in the 200M dash with time of 4:41.72.


Flemings was 6th in the mile run (5:55) and 10th in the 800.


In the girls division, Yierra Flemings was 3rd in the 12U 80M hurdles with a time of 14.80, 12th in the long jump, and her 4x400 relay finished in 8th place.


More than 4,000 participants took place in this state meet.


Westbrook to make NFL debut on Thursday

After being drafted by the Jackonville Jaguars as the third pick in the fourth round (110th overall) of the NFL draft, former Yoemen and Oklahoma Sooner receiver Dede Westbrook is now getting a chance to showcase his skills to a national audience. Jacksonville is set to play their first preseason game on the year Thursday on the road at Super Bowl defending champ New England. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30. You can see the full tape-delay version at 11:00 p.m. tonight on the NFL Network.


According to sources, Westbrook is in the mix for a starting slot receiver spot on the Jaguar roster, and the rookie should get plenty of opportunities to showcase his skills during the preseason schedule.


Reserve football tickets to go on sale

Reserve Football Tickets will go on sale at the Administration building Monday, August 14 at 9:00 am until 4:00 pm for all those who currently hold season tickets.
All unpurchased tickets will be made available to the public on Tuesday, August 22, also at the administration building.
Senior passes are in limited quantity and are available on first come first serve basis. You must be present with a picture ID to get a card. These cards are for Football district 10 only.


Football practice begins

Despite a rain-soaked Monday morning, the Yoemen got in their first full day of football practice. Approximately 100 Yoemen suited out for the start of 2-a-days, which will stretch all the way to the first week of school on Monday, August 28. To compare, a total of 86 players

showed up for day one of practice in 2016. The first few days of workouts allow for players to wear only a helmet and shorts, instead of full pads.


That will change on Saturday in the intrasquad scrimmage from Yoe Field. The freshmen and JV will get going at 8:00 a.m. with the varsity to follow around 10:00 a.m.


Yoe Cards For Sale

One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the athletic boosters is going on right now. Yoe Cards were handed out to athletes last Thursday and are now available for purchase. The cost of the card is $20, with the proceeds going to cover expenses that the athletic programs incur throughout the year. The card has a variety of different money-saving coupons to use around town.


A big difference in this year’s card is that only local businesses are featured. In the past, a mix of Cameron and Temple area locations have been included. Get in contact with any Yoe athlete to make your purchase. The cards will be on sale until Saturday afternoon.