Archive - Sports Article
September 29th, 2012
Memorial Stadium was awash in sheets of rain Friday as Big Spring hosted Seminole for its last predistrict bout.
The Steers allowed two late scores, but the Indians' rally wasn't enough as Big Spring â who recorded an 0-10 record last season â improved to 5-0 after a sloppy 29-19 victory.
The rain â which didn't let up throughout the entire evening â made the game a bit more interesting than BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey may have wanted at times.
The Steers kept the win streak alive for an enthusiastic homecoming crowd as Big Spring â led by sophomore quarterback Tobyn Tannehill â walked all over rival Andrews, defeating the Mustangs 51-14 andimproving to 4-0 on the season.
For the second straight week, the Steers' opponents drew first blood. Andrews quarterback Shane Dolgener threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to give the Mustangs a 6-0 lead on the first possession of the game when the point after was missed.
TUSCOLA â This time, the Buffaloes hunted the Indians.
The undefeated Forsan Buffaloes traveled to meet the winless Jim Ned High School on Friday, but barely scraped by with a victory as the Buffs were forced to mount a 25-point comeback to defeat the Indians, who had jumped out to 21-0 lead by the end of the first half of play.
Forsan's Brendan Roman scored two running touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards and Trevor Burchett had a 37-yard scoring reception. Burchett also shared quarterbacking duties with Marcus Cervantes. Both passed for one touchdown apiece.
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The Steersâ redemption of last yearâs 0-10 record is well underway.
Big Spring is now 3-0 as they head into Fridayâs homecoming game against Andrews and senior linebacker Max Pappajohn has played a big part of the programâs success.
âHe had the big hit of the game (against Lake View) defensively,â BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey said. âHe is all over the field making plays and being a leader.â
Pappajohn also plays tight end on the offensive side of the ball.
COAHOMA â In what shaped up to be a battle resulting in numerous injuries sustained by both sides, the Bulldogs fell to the Colorado City Wolves 20-6 in a gritty duel Friday at Bulldog Stadium.
âIt was a very physical affair,â said Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner of the loss.
The Bulldogs' only score came in the second quarter on a T.J. White run to give Coahoma six points. The kick after was no good and the Bulldogs couldn't put together another scoring drive for the remainder of the game.
FORSAN â In the battle of the Crossroads Buffaloes, Forsan reigned supreme. The win also marks the first 3-0 start by the Forsan Buffs since 1998.
Keying Forsan's 28-7 victory was a staunch defense and a running game which improved since last week's flat, 14-0 victory over Coleman.
âWe ran the ball a lot more consistently this week,â Forsan Head Coach Jason Phillips said. âWe started finding the holes and the offensive line was locking up well.â
SAN ANGELO â It wasn't pretty, but the Steers are now 3-0.
San Angelo Lake View gave Big Spring all it could handle and the Steers shot themselves in the foot several times during their 22-14 win over the Chiefs at San Angelo Stadium on Friday.
Two down, eight to go â that is the official count after Big Spring Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey's bold, preseason prediction of taking the Steers from an 0-10 team to a 10-0 team in just one season.
Last week, Big Spring throttled Fort Stockton 49-0 in the season opener. The comeback continued on the new turf recently laid at Memorial Stadium on Friday as Big Spring upset Midland Christian â reigning TAPPS 4A state champions â 17-12.
Again, Ritchey was surprised at the fortitude displayed by his team.
Big Spring improved to 2-0 for the season with a 17-12 victory over the Midland Christian Mustangs in the Steers' home opener at Memorial Stadium Friday night.
Complete game coverage will be in the weekend edition of the Herald.
FORT STOCKTON â The Big Spring Steers stunned a lot of people Friday with a 49-0 shellacking of the Fort Stockton Panthers. The big victory snapped a 12-game losing streak for BSHS and doubtless instilled confidence in Head Coach Phillip Ritchey and his squad.
Tobyn Tannehill, the sophomore sibling of the Miami Dolphins' quarterback Ryan Tannehill, went 11-of-14 passing and racked up 239 yards as well as rushed for 36 yards in his first varsity start.
The first seven Steer possessions were all driven down the field for touchdowns â all with Tannehill at the helm.