Sports Shorts - 12/21

Fox Sports to broadcast state football championships

Fox Sports Southwest will once again be broadcasting all of the UIL state championship football games this Wednesday through Saturday.


Information provided by Fox Sports Southwest:


“A pair of Six-Man contests will launch live game coverage on Wednesday, Dec. 20, and be available to stream on FOX Sports GO only. All remaining games will be televised on either FOX Sports Southwest or FOX Sports Southwest Plus.


In some markets, the 2A Division I game on Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m. and 5A Division I game on Dec. 22 at 7:00 p.m. will be carried on FOX Sports Southwest Plus due to overlap with NBA broadcasts on FOX Sports Southwest. Additionally, the 3A Division II tilt on Dec. 21 at 7:00 p.m. will be televised across all markets on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.


Reigning Texas Sportscaster of the Year Craig Way, along with Ted Emrich and Ron Thulin will split play-by-play duties for the game broadcasts. Former Port Arthur Jefferson High School and Texas A&M wide receiver Shea Walker, former Graham High School coach Brad McCoy and former Crowley High School and New York Giants linebacker Gary Reasons will rotate as analysts.


Randy McIlvoy, Sarah Merrifield and CT Steckel will provide on-the-field updates as sideline reporters.”


Wednesday Schedule: 1A Six-Man DI - Gail Borden County (14-0) Vs. Jonesboro (13-1) - 11:00 am; 1A Six-Man DII - Balmorhea (13-0) Vs. Strawn (14-0) - 2:00 pm; 2A DI - Mart (14-1) Vs. Refugio (13-1) - 7:00.

Thursday Schedule: 2A DII - Muenster (15-0) Vs. Tenaha (15-0) - 11:00 am; 3A DI - Brock (13-2) Vs. Rockdale (12-3) - 3:00; 3A DII: Gunter (15-0) Vs. Newton (14-0) - 7:00

Friday Schedule: 4A DI - Kennedale (14-1) Vs. Carthage (15-0) - 11:00; 4A DII - Pleasant Grove (15-0) Vs. West Orange-Stark (13-0) - 3:00; 5A DI - Highland Park (14-1) Vs. Manvel (14-0) - 7:00

Saturday Schedule: 5A DI - Aledo (15-0) Vs. College Station (13-2) - 11:00; 6A DI - Allen (15-0) Vs. Lake Travis (13-2) - 3:00; 6A DII - Waco Midway (15-0) Vs. Cy-Fair (14-0).


Two Yoemen named to all-state football team

Despite finishing with a losing record, fourth in their own district, and falling in the opening round of the playoffs, Cameron still managed to get two players mentioned on the all-state list. Senior quarterback Zack Andress was one of eight honorable mention quarterbacks mentioned on the Associated Press list. Andress completed 179 of 305 pass attempts and threw for 2,450 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also led the team in rushing with 484 yards and 2 scores. Iverson

Westbrook was also listed as an honorable mention receiver. Westbrook caught 64 passes for 945 yards and 15 touchdowns during his senior campaign. Rockdale’s Torry Locklin (2nd Team QB) and Dylan David (HM Linebacker) and Franklin’s Jared Pedraza (2nd team DB) and Will Fannin (HM LB) were also mentioned from 10-3A.


Jacksonville headed to the playoffs

Dede Westbrook and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. All that the Jaguars had to do to ensure the postseason berth was to beat the Texans, and they did so in convincing fashion, 45-7 Jacksonville (10-4) will be on the road at San Francisco (4-10) this Sunday for a 3:05 pm kickoff. The only way that Jacksonville cannot win the AFC South is to lose to the 49ers, lose to Tennessee, and have the Titans win out. Westbrook had two catches 2 catches for 21 yards and 1 punt return for 19 yards in the win over Houston.