Yoe defense holds Diboll to six points
The Cameron Yoemen shut out the Diboll Lumberjacks in the area round of the playoffs on Friday night in Magnolia, 21-6.
The Yoe defense shined all night holding Diboll to only six points on the night.
Diboll (11-1) took an early 6-0 lead on a two-yard run by D’arius McMillian with 3:19 left in the first quarter. But that would be their only score of the night.
Cameron (11-1) outscored Diboll 21-0 in the second quarter and set up a regional semifinal meeting with defending State Champions Grandview in Waco on Friday afternoon.
Braden Brashear connected with Kobe Young for an 18-yard touchdown pass. The point after by Axel Martinez put Yoe on top. The Yoemen then executed a short kickoff, recovered the ball at the Diboll 35 and scored on the next play with a pass from Brashear to Zakorien Spikes for a 14-6 lead with just more than 10 minutes left before halftime.
Diboll punted after failing to gain any yards on its next drive, and Yoe continued to victimize the Lumberjacks’ secondary. A short punt gave the Yoemen the ball at the Diboll 37, and Brashear connected with Spikes again on a 20-yard pass with seven minutes left in the quarter.
Diboll drove into Yoemen territory on its next drive, but Dylan Maskunas was intercepted by Yoe’s Zane Zeinert to thwart another Lumberjacks possession.
Yoe held Maskunas to 5-of-22 passing for 66 yards and two interceptions. Zeinert’s pick was followed by Nico Vargas’ interception in the third quarter on Diboll’s first drive of the second half.
While Diboll managed to move the ball, Yoe came up with key stops, especially on the Lumberjacks’ final offensive possession. Vargas sacked Maskunas for an 11-yard loss to move Diboll from the Yoemen 17 to the 28, and Spikes broke up a pass in the end zone on fourth down to give the ball back to Yoe with 3:17 left in the game.
Brashear threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, Spikes caught five passes for 160 yards and two scores.
The Yoemen will face Grandview on Friday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at Waco ISD Stadium as the home team.
Yoe Stats: Rushing —Nico Vargas 6-16, James DeBose 8-6, Braden Brashear 1-7,; Passing - Brashear 18-26-1-291; Receiving - Zakorien Spikes 5-160, Kobe Young 3-49, Jaidyn Sanchez 3-40, Pharrell Hemphill 2-19, James DeBose 2-3.