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October 13th

Steers need a win

October 13, 2011

Playoff hopes are still alive in Big Spring, — and still very possible, with the district the way it is — but one thing is certain: The Steers need a win.

Theoretically, two wins get the Black and Gold into the post season, with the easiest — make that the most likely — scenarios being defeating Sweetwater and Wylie.

A loss Friday night in Sweetwater does not mathematically eliminate the Steers, but it makes their road a difficult one which relies on beating Snyder at home, along with several other factors along the way.

October 9th

Coahoma remains undefeated in district

October 9, 2011

Coahoma junior Aaron Acevedo hit the ground running Friday night and never let up, as the Bulldogs defeated Post 47-29 in District 2-2A action. The speedy back rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns as Coahoma improved to 4-3 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in district.

“We really weren't sure if Aaron was going to play,” Coahoma's head coach, Trey Gardner said. “He had hurt his elbow last week and he did not practice until Wednesday.”

Forsan keeps Anson winless

October 9, 2011

In a close, wind-blown game Friday night, the Forsan Buffaloes improved their record to 5-1 (2-0 in district) by defeating the Anson Tigers 28-20.

Forsan's head coach, Jason Phillips hit the nail on the head earlier this week when he said Anson was the best 0-6 team around, warning his players not to overlook the Tigers. His words would prove prophetic as Anson matched Forsan in just about every offensive category during this district match-up.

“We knew they would be better than their record indicated,” Coach Phillips said. “They got after us pretty hard in this one.”

Lions roar into Big Spring

October 9, 2011

Garrett Stuteville dove over the goal line on a one yard run early in the second quarter to tie the game at 7-7, but it would be the lone score for the Steers, as Big Spring falls in their district opener 38-7.

Stuteville's score came as a result of an interception by Lukas Falcon, as the Steers defense held the powerful running game of Brownwood close during the first half.

“That seems to be our M.O.,” Big Spring's head coach Phillip Ritchey said. “We can keep them close for a half.”

October 6th

Forsan not overlooking Anson

October 6, 2011

For the surging Forsan Buffaloes, seeing an 0-6 Anson Tigers team on their schedule for this week's game must seem too good to be true. Head Coach Jason Phillips says his team has been warned to pay no attention to the big goose egg on Anson's record.

“We have told the team all week not to look at their record,” Coach Phillips said. “They have played some close games and their talent is better than that of an 0-6 team.”

Coahoma hits Post Friday

October 6, 2011

Coming off of a 22-7 victory over undefeated Hawley last week, the Coahoma Bulldogs get ready to face another district challenge, as they host the Post Antelopes Friday night.

Post comes into Bulldog Stadium sporting a 2-4 (1-1) record, gaining their second win of the season last week in a 31-7 handling of district rival Anson.

Steers begin district

October 6, 2011

Coming off of their sixth straight loss this season, the Big Spring Steers welcome the beginning of district play as a new start. While head coach Phillip Ritchey and his coaching staff may be able to salvage some lessons for the Steers out of the losses, the fact that everyone is tied up at 0-0 right now has to be comforting.

“Everything comes down to this time of the year,” Coach Ritchey said. “Starting right now, the games count. We learned a lot of lessons over the stretch of the last six weeks. Now it's time to make the best out of them.”

October 4th

Steers fall to 0-6

October 4, 2011

The Big Spring Steers broke their normal pattern in Friday night's homecoming loss to Greenwood, playing what coach Ritchey called the best second half they have played all year. Unfortunately for the Steer nation, mistakes in the first half proved to be too much to overcome as the Black and Gold fell 35-14.

“These kids don't quit,” Big Spring head coach Phillip Ritchey said. “This was probably the best second half we have played all year.”

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