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BALLINGER â€” After four straight losses, the Bulldogs were able to hold their heads up high Friday after defeating Ballinger 22-13.
A team which is as young as a varsity team gets, Coahoma (1-4) used Head Coach Trey Gardner's Wing-T formation, ran the ball and played bend-but-don't-break defense to come out on top on the road â€” a momentous psychological boost, Gardner believes.
FORSAN â€” In their third straight game against a 2A opponent, the Class A Buffaloes (2-3) and Head Coach Jason Phillips is ready play a team in their division. Most recently, it was Crane who blasted Forsan 43-2 Friday.
Already dealing with injuries, the Buffs sustained even more against the undefeated Cranes, who boasted not only a depth advantage, but a size advantage over the smaller school.
Despite the lopsided score, Phillips saw a few good things from his ailing squad.
Big Spring rebounded from last weekâ€™s loss to Midland Christian in dramatic fashion Friday as the Steers (2-1) pummeled San Angelo Lake View 48-0 in front of an energetic homecoming crowd to earn their second shutout in three games.
With freshman power back Preston Alexander sidelined with a foot injury, it was up to junior Hunter Hill and senior Jahari Vanover to assist quarterback Tobyn Tannehill from the backfield.
STANTON â€” The Martin County Buffaloes came out on top Friday as they battled the Howard County Buffaloes. Stanton â€” who suffered a loss last year at the hands of Forsan â€” evened the score as SHS dominated FHS 35-6.
The depth and physicality on display by Stanton (2-1) was more intense than Forsan (2-1) had seen in its first two outings.
COLORADO CITY â€” Coahoma dropped to 0-3 for the season Friday after a 45-8 loss on the road to Colorado City, but when youâ€™re dealing with a team as young as CHS Head Coach Trey Gardner, you have to find the silver linings and build upon them.
One aspect of the game Gardnerâ€™s Bulldogs usually shine in is fortitude. Heart is rarely an issue for Coahoma teams and according to Gardner, it was on display Friday despite the lopsided final score.
If you're a Steer fan, Friday's game against Fort Stockton may have seemed liked deja vu, as Big Spring trounced the Panthers 49-0 for the second straight year in its opener. Except this time, the venue was Memorial Stadium and the Steers dazzled a home crowd.
â€śWe expected to play well,â€ť BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey said. â€śWhen you have that many guys on offense and defense who have been there before, you expect them to play well.â€ť
GRANBURY â€” The Lady Steers began their weekend tournament with a loss to Mansfield Summit on Friday, but then won their next five-of-six matches to take third place in the Silver Division.
Big Spring is gearing up for a tough District 4-3A schedule which includes Abilene Wylie and Monahans, both highly touted teams along with BSHS.
Big Spring Head Volleyball Coach Lynn Osborne believes there are no teams you can take lightly once district play begins.
She schedules as many larger schools and fiercely competitive opponents as possible to prepare her players for what lies ahead.
The Lady Steers weren't very gracious hosts to Andrews Tuesday, as Big Spring's volleyball program rolled over the Lady Mustangs in three sets, winning by scores of 25-7, 25-14 and 25-12.
The dominating performance was keyed by strong setting, offense and defense, while Andrews sputtered from the start, unable to string together a meaningful run.
â€śWe're starting at a very high spot,â€ť BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne said of her team this season. â€śThey're probably the most solid team coming in that I've ever coached. They did a good job last night.â€ť
ABILENE â€” Big Spring volleyball enjoyed a successful weekend at the Bev Ball Classic Tournament, at which the state-ranked Lady Steers won four-of-six matches against a wide array of schools.
After losses to Lubbock Coronado and Burleson on Friday, BSHS rebounded with a win over Water Valley to close out the evening. Saturday, The Lady Steers racked up wins against Brownwood, Sweetwater and San Angelo Lake View.
ABILENE â€” Big Spring is ranked among the best in the state at the 3A level, but it's still tournament time as BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne guides her team through the predistrict leg of the season.
So far, so good. The Lady Steers earned a split at the Abilene Cooper/Abilene High dual meet on Tuesday, losing to the 5A Lady Eagles in three: 25-27, 23-25 and 18-25, but defeating Cooper in four sets: 21-25, 25-21, 25-19 and 15-9.