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September 19th, 2012
Big Spring â€”
The Steersâ€™ redemption of last yearâ€™s 0-10 record is well underway.
Big Spring is now 3-0 as they head into Fridayâ€™s homecoming game against Andrews and senior linebacker Max Pappajohn has played a big part of the programâ€™s success.
â€śHe had the big hit of the game (against Lake View) defensively,â€ť BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey said. â€śHe is all over the field making plays and being a leader.â€ť
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.
â€śIt was a very physical affair,â€ť 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.
â€śWe ran the ball a lot more consistently this week,â€ť Forsan Head Coach Jason Phillips said. â€śWe started finding the holes and the offensive line was locking up well.â€ť
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.
FORT STOCKTON - The Big Spring Steers halted a 12-game losing streak stretching back two years as they opened the 2012 football season with a 49-0 thumping of Fort Stockton Friday night.
Game details will be in the weekend edition of the Herald.
MIDLAND â€” Howard County rivals Forsan and Coahoma met Thursday at the ASCO Football Madness opener at Grande Communications Stadium, in what was the first football game played in the state for the 2012 season.
The Buffaloes and Bulldogs battled through early afternoon heat, cramps and dehydration issues, and a scoreboard that failed during the first quarter, leaving both teams coaches to manage the time without an official time clock.
When the smoke cleared, Forsan was the victor, narrowly defeating Coahoma â€” who won least year's meeting by a point â€” 30-27.
The Lady Steers improved their volleyball record to 6-4 Tuesday after back-to-back wins over Lubbock High and Andrews.
With a tough, non-district schedule, BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne said in an earlier interview that her team â€śMay rack up quite a few losses,â€ť before district action begins in Sept. The Lady Steers, however, have now won four straight matches.
Individual statistics from Tuesday's games are as follows:
Vs. Lubbock High â€” 15-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21