Archive - Feb 11, 2011 - Sports Article
The Big Spring Steers have been openly talking about a District 5-3A crown since day one.
Tonight is their chance to make sure they get a shot at it.
The Steers face Abilene Wylie in the second matchup of the season at 7:30 p.m. in Abilene with a chance to be district champions on the line.
â€śIâ€™ve mentioned it several times to them,â€ť BSHS head coach Cliff Thompson said. â€śThey understand. I told them in the locker room after that first game our goal is to win the district championship. I just try to make sure they understand that we canâ€™t play uptight.â€ť
Everything about the Howard College-New Mexico Military Institute game Thursday pointed toward an emphatic win for the Hawks.
Howard was on a four-game win streak, NMMI is at the bottom of the Region-5 West standings and this was the team the Hawks beat in Roswell, N.M., with four players in the final minutes of the game, due to suspensions and foul trouble.
While the Hawks triumphed for a 64-48 win Thursday, the Broncos gave Howard some trouble early on, enough for head coach Mark Adams to take notice.