Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
18
Jan

Assessment of 10-3A teams for 2018

Though realignment is just a few weeks away now, I want to go ahead and look at all of the teams from 10-3A and what to expect for 2018. Though there may be some minor shifts, I would expect a large majority of these teams to be placed in the same district for the next two football seasons.

 

What we will be looking at today is how each of these teams fared, what they have coming back, and how I believe the district may stack up.

 

The Teams

 

Academy

2017: 3-7/1-5: No Playoffs

Number of seniors lost: 13 (Maxpreps)

Number of all-district players lost: 4 1st team defense; 2 2nd team offense

Number of all-district players returning: 1 2nd team offense; 1 2nd team defense

 

Cameron Yoe

2017: 4-7/3-3; Bi-District Finalist

Number of seniors lost: 20 (Maxpreps)

Thu
18
Jan

Sports Shorts - 1/18

Cameron’s Westbrook headed to AFC Championship Game

Jacksonville built what was an early 21-0 lead over Pittsburgh in this past week’s AFC divisional round game, and held on late for a 44-42 win to secure a spot in the AFC championship this week versus New England. The Steelers, behind Ben Roethlisberger’s 469 yards passing, had the more eye-popping stats, but it is the Jaguars moving on. Cameron’s Dede Westbrook had one catch for 8 yards, but was targeted 3 times. In total, 10 different receivers recorded catches for Jacksonville in the game. Game time for the AFC championship on Sunday is set for 2:05 on CBS.

 

Lady Yoe soccer finishes undefeated, Yoemen with only one loss in own tournament

After a slow start to the season, Cameron was able to turn the tides in the Yoe Classic as the girls finished with a perfect 4-0 record while the boys only suffered one loss and capped off their weekend at 3-1.

 

Thu
18
Jan

Yoemen get past Rockdale, Lady Yoe fall short

Regardless of records, rivalries games can tend to be a tad bit unpredictable and are generally always close. We got a pair of those on Friday night from Tiger Gym in Rockdale as the Lady Yoe fell short 51-44, while the Yoemen pulled away late for a 62-57 win.

 

The girls hung tight with Rockdale at the half, tied at 22 all, but could not keep pace down the stretch. The loss drops Cameron to 13-14 overall and 1-6 after the first round of 20-3A play. The ladies were scheduled to play Academy on the road on Tuesday, but weather concerns caused the cancellation of school, which pushed back all sporting events. That game was made up on Wednesday, along with the boys, and we will have a full report in next week’s edition of sports.

 

Meanwhile, the Yoemen improved to 14-9 overall and more importantly to 4-1 in 20-3A with two games remaining in the first half of district action.

 

Thu
11
Jan

Lady Yoe lose gritty battles to Lexington, Rogers

Lexington

With 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game with Lexington, Cameron had a lead of 32-29 after buckets from Marquazia Workman, Lauryn Leftwich and NaQuiria Gibbons. It was Cameron’s biggest lead of the game, but it could not hold up as the Lady Eagles came back and snuck out of Yoe Gym with a 40-35 win.

 

It was not pretty throughout, as Cameron (1-4) shot just 8-44 from the floor and turned the ball over 21 times while Lexington (3-2) was 12-40 with 19 turnovers.

 

“I knew Lexington would put up a fight,” said Lady Yoe coach Corey Cunningham on what he expected entering the game. “They are always physical and I knew they would be tonight. We held them to 15 at half, and with our low output, it kept us right in the game. We preach defensive stops, but we just have to find a way to score.”

 

Thu
11
Jan

Too much pressure: Yoe defense overwhelms Lexington, Rogers

Before Friday’s game with Lexington, first-year Yoe basketball coach Nick Burns said that he had located an old Yoe basketball shirt. That shirt read “Running Yoemen”. He showed that shirt to his team and said that was going to be their theme this season and that they were going to bring that mentality back to the program.

 

That was validated on Friday, as Cameron totally dominated Lexington from beginning to end in a 76-30 win. The point total was impressive for Cameron, and the defensive statistics told all as 43 turnovers were forced with the full-court press causing the Eagles problems all night.

 

“We talk about putting together a buzzer to buzzer game, and I think that is the first one of the year outside of Whitney,” said Burns. “I felt our defensive intensity was there, and we were going to score off of it. We did not let up and I told the boys that we have to learn to put our foot on the pedal and not let up. I think we did that tonight.”

Thu
11
Jan

Sports Shorts - 1/11

 

Yoe Powerlifting Results

Yoe lifters competed in the first meet of the year at home on Saturday. It was a successful meet, as hundreds of lifters from across Central Texas filled Yoe gym for the event. Cameron did find success on the boys side, with a fourth place finish overall. Below are full results:

 

Boys

Joe Rangel 4th in 132; Josh Lopez 6th in 148; Heath Hollas 5th in 148; Alex Aguillon 1st in 165; Kevin Avdic 2nd in 198; Alfredo Sierra 6th in 275; Adrian Lewis 1st in SHW.

 

Complete Team Standings (128 lifters): 1. College Station (26), 2. Taylor (24), 3. Anderson-Shiro (22), 4. Cameron Yoe (20), 5. Little River Academy (19), 6. Giddings (19), 7. Belton (19), 8. Mexia (13), 9. Coldspring (8), 10. Thorndale (8), 11. Thrall (5), 12. Hearne (5), 13. Waco Reicher (4), 14. Rosebud-Lott (2).

 

Girls

Thu
11
Jan

An early look into the 2018 Yoe Football depth chart

In Cameron, it’s never too early to start preparing for a new football season. It’s a new year and 7-on-7 action will get going in about 4 months. Today, I want to look at what the Yoemen will have returning, what was lost, and what should be the strengths or weaknesses.

 

Offense

 

Quarterback - question mark

Just like a good portion of offenses, the quarterback position is the most important for this football team, and there will be uncertainty with regards to who is the signal caller heading into next season. The Yoemen are losing two-year starter Zack Andress to graduation. This past season, Andress thew for 2,452 yards, ran for 484 more, and accounted for 36 touchdowns.

 

Thu
04
Jan

Yoe can’t overcome slow first half

Winning on the road in district play is never an easy task. It’s also that much more difficult when you’re playing quality competition like Franklin, with whom the Yoemen were matched up with on Tuesday in 20-3A basketball action.

 

Cameron has been up and down in terms of their consistency in games, and in this one, it was another slow start, with only 20 points in the first two quarters and a 10-point halftime deficit. That advantage was trimmed down throughout the final two quarters, but the hill was just too much to climb this time in a 64-58 loss.

 

Cameron had a change of game plan in the second half, and it worked, but it didn’t translate into a win this time.

 

Thu
04
Jan

Ladies battle early, but fall hard in the end to Franklin

Cameron has traditionally had a rough go of it when they play Franklin, particularly on the road. Things really did not change much on Tuesday night, as the Lady Lions, who entered the game at 20-3 and the number 20 team in the state, cruised to a 67-27 win over the Lady Yoe.

 

Cameron’s (13-11/1-3) Corey Cunningham was pleased with the team’s effort early despite the lopsided score.

 

“Early in the game we were equally conditioned if you will,” said Cunningham. “We were staying right with them, and at the end of the first quarter it was a nine point difference. But, we were not closing well and we gave up some three-pointers. I thought it was a much closer quarter than the nine-point difference.”

 

Thu
04
Jan

Sports Shorts - 1/4

10-3A All-District Football Honorees

The 10-3A all-district football list were recently announced, and the Yoemen were once again well-represented.

 

Leading the group of 24 members was senior receiver Iverson Westbrook, which was honored as the district’s offensive MVP. Westbrook led the Yoemen in receptions (64), yards (965) and touchdowns (15) this season.

 

Cameron’s 1st Team Selections

Zack Andress, Sr, QB; Ki’Zirrius Holt, Jr, Wr; Adrian Lewis, Sr, OL; Frank Ibarra, Jr, OL; Brodie Sexton, Sr, DL; Nico Vargas, So, LB; Levi May, Sr, DB; D.J. Daniels, Sr, DB

 

Cameron’s 2nd Team Selections

Bryce Welsh, Sr, return specialist/DB; D.J. Fripp, Sr, RB; Kadrian Hammond, Jr, WR; Caleb Hubnik, Jr, OL; Christian Reyes, Sr, OL; Quentin Ewing, Sr, DL; Patrick England, So, LB; Bryce Brashear, Sr, DB

 

Cameron’s Honorable Mention Selections

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